April 09, 2011

haiku - NaHaiWriMo ~ music

I've been participating in NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month - which seems to have turned out a rather internal event). Each day there's a given subject. Today the subject was "music". I wrote more than I published on the Facebook site, so here they are:


night had a voice -
now even darkness
is a little darker

(Indian singer Bhimsen Joshi passed away January 24 2011)

Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gGkUboxv8E


walking the rain dogs -
Alice in red shoes
on Skid Row

(Tom Waits)


disintegrating cities -
to be sane in an
insane world

(Einstürzende Neutbauten)


Lachrymae Antiqua -
I've got recent tears to
pull on your string

through the lachrymal canal
we dance a pavane
of the slowest kind

(John Dowland: Lachrymae Antiqua / Flow My Tears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkRrzAo9Wl4 )


Tiger Mountain -
am I an airport in
another green world

Neroli -
I am a stamen
catching echoes

thursday afternoon -
driving in Dali's car
for the equatorial stars

(Brian Eno)


nothing out of place -
I hold up a mirror
for the sun

(Haydn: Die Sonnen-quartette op. 20)


head over heels -
I draw angels
from a milk calf skin

(Cocteau Twins)


lost river -
I catch a sound
and it changes

this coiling river stream -
now: a starfall

(Tangerine Dream: Rubycon)


the right side of the moon
a Bach Cantata
embedded in silver foil


the moon in a tux -
I'm way past

(Tuxedomoon: In a Manner of Speaking)


rivers of blood
a future cathedral built
with five voices

(Carlo Gesualdo, late renaissance Italian composer:Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Gesualdo ,
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAs9LjJAHU&feature=related used harmonics otherwise not seen/heard until the 1920's. Killed his wife & her lover, mutilated their bodies and hanged them on the outside wall of his castle)

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