the day for songs

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You may remember my post from last month to LK LUDWIG's 'words' challenge.  This month the challenge is to share a song, it's words - with a related image or collage.  My song choice is very personal - but then I am thankful for the freedom that allows me to express such a personal choice. FIRST though – the concept…..(posted from site) 
A Day of Sharing Song
The idea:  Songs can move us to places we haven't been in a long time, places we long for every day, or places we some day hope to be.  The combination of music and poetry can transport us across distances, and through the years. While we listen,  perhaps we grin wildly, or are moved to tears.  We all have songs that  are "ours"  in our very hearts. We have songs that touch us, move into our hearts and resonate, creating a feeling, taking us some place- past, present, future- perhaps some place we have never been and may never go, but for whatever reasons, the song sings for us. Meeting new music, musicians, composers, poets,  new ways for my soul to sing, is an intruiging concept. Want to go on this adventure with me? It will be easy to travel along. Many of us already do this sharing; this idea is just to help us find each other and hear the words we have to share.  The Date: Wednesday, December 3.

The Plan:  on your blog, post a song that moves inside you, touches you, reaches you.  You can do any or all of the following: 

  • link to a youtube video (done as you would normally post a link)                     
  • link to itunes or amazon for a sample of the song
  • embed the youtube clip post just song lyrics  
  • post multiple songs, if you can't choose just one.

Then: Include the composer and/or musician and source (book, album). Perhaps also include  the amazon or itunes link if there is one.  no explanation required, no other revelation necessary.  One last thing- Perhaps add an image. a photo. a video. a painting. a collage, if you would.

The collage above is an ATC made from my own photograph of the Pieta at the Vatican by Michelangelo; it is the most amazing thing I have ever seen, it is so beautiful (beyond the subject matter) that it's almost etheral - and reading his story of creating it (in the book I mentioned a couple of days ago – the Agony & the Ecstacy) makes it seem all the more special.  The tombstone angel is my own photograph, you are welcome to use it in your art work but please acknowledge me as the owner of it & link back to my blog)  My song is an adaptation of the original, by Todd Agnew.

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One response »

  1. Amazing Grace – especially this version will never fail to move me, both to tears and to hope eternal. Thanks for this beautiful slide show and post!
    Blessings to you on this cold (is it warm where you are?) winter morning!
    Crystal

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