Elevation

•January 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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we only wanted
we wanted to feel
but the sun and the moon
the wind and the waves

and then the trees
the trees lost form
as the road became endless
endless as the stars
stars we could no longer see

with each morning
each morning we are new
but the sun and the moon
the wind and the rain

good morning
good day
good night

we only wanted
we wanted to see
with the eyes of a child
stars we could no longer see
and all the stars
we could no longer see
all the stars
and the trees lost form
as the road became endless

Photo courtesy of Shana Montague

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

•January 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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My 9-year-old daughter has become a major fan of the Beatles, so for a holiday project, she and I worked on doing a cover version of this classic.  We had a blast doing it, and I think she sang this beautifully.  She also helped on the percussion and instrumentation. I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and enjoy this piece.

SoundCloud link HERE.

Another year over …

•December 23, 2014 • 1 Comment

… another day done.

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it’s easy to look back
and be so wise
in all the things that might have been
if you’d only begun.

Dot Said

•December 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

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And on the eighth day, God created the Mellotron.

An audio poem for you to enjoy on SoundCloud.

Ellipsis

•December 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

 

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… and the moon
spinning out of control
a world that’s turning upside down
and the tide we face tomorrow

if we get a chance
we’ll get out of this place
hop in my car and drive to the rain

here we go again
we’ll wake up and pretend
there’s nothing more to say

i hate to leave you hanging on
but something out there
is pulling me astray …

… and the moon
spinning out of control
a world that’s turning upside down
and the tide we face tomorrow

if we get a chance
we’ll get out of this place
hop in my car and drive to the rain

oh, so easy to be wise
and wipe their tears away
when there’s no rain where you are

now, did i hear you right –
“lead me on this way”?
we go deeper everyday

head for home
call it done
leave behind our place in the sun …

… and the moon, spinning out of control.

One By One

•November 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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we all have our reasons
we turn our backs to time
and reality for moments
we tremble
and we shine

we all have a season
each with our own kind
to find a place in the sun
we shiver
and we shine

autumn has its leaves
spring its rain
summer its wings
winter its chains
we all have our reasons
we hold so tight to pain
if only for a moment
and we shine …

we all have our reasons
but no one sees mine
or the hand that i hold
that bleeds
and I shine

and one by one
the stars go out
a little darker now
a little doubt
about the reason
i turned my back to the light
i wish i may
i wish i might
be the last to shine tonight

Home

•November 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Does anyone know the way home?
Can anyone recall when it was traveled last?
The light is dying – the cold is coming fast.

I wish I could remember the way home.

Every path seems to wander free
Far from where I long to be
Spiral inward to that place –
A mother’s touch, a father’s face
‘Don’t you worry, It will be alright’
Is whispered by the morning light
Before each day seems to wander free

Far from where I long to be …

Does anyone know the way home?

Regret

•August 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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How was I supposed to know
The time would simply come and go?
With so much future in my past,
How was I to know?

How was I to realize
What grows so high must one day die
And fall in ashes just like snow?
How was I to know?

I just want to hold your hand
Like I did way back when
Not so very long ago …
How was I to know?

Frail

•August 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Time moves backward slowly
In a gentle arc
With the kindest eyes
That only see what you make real
And what you feel
As you you trace your fingers
Along the soft edges
Suspended by the finest threads
That are gone the very moment
You realize they are there

Exposure

•June 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Exposure

Images merge together
Details fade
Though I can remember, much has been lost
Clouded thoughts in a crowded place

 
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