Welcome to the 32nd edition of The Saturday Symphony. This edition is a bit of a musical journey. Hope you enjoy.
Comfort music embraces our trauma.
We commune with it.
It makes us feel less alone.
This September symphony, may we hum, sing, sway and dance to our comfort music.
The lyrics of my soul
Cascade from overhead pipes
Drizzles of hope
Trails of tears
Puddles of memory
Bringing words to lips
I sing to Coldplay
“In the night, the stormy night,
she closed her eyes,
and dreamed of Paradise“
I change the lyrics of Imagine Dragons
“Look into my eyes,
it’s where my ‘Angels’ lie“
At last, I pay homage to heartbreak’s scars with ‘Torn’ by Natalie Imbruglia
“So I guess the fortune-teller’s right
Should have seen just what was there and not some holy light
But you crawled beneath my veins and now
I don’t care, I have no luck
I don’t miss it all that much
There’s just so many things
That I can’t touch, I’m torn…”
music is the soul’s companion
This month’s featured posts
As promised, I’ve doubled this month’s featured posts because I didn’t have any for the August edition.
- Born of the Spirit by Deborah Agustin
- Monday morning musing by Colleen Chesebro
- Chaos tamed by Yvette Calleiro
- Sun and stone by Pamelap
- Childhood lessons by Just a thought
The mind interprets all senses
But it feels sound most keenly
It sees it, soaks it in
until it’s painted by music
- Sky Fire and Wildfire by Trishikh
- Song lyric Sunday by Willowdot
- Angels by Nadine Maritz
- Seventies by Benjamin Nambu
- Mushroom mysteries by Writing to freedom
The pitch of my heart is the extent to which I care.
As I make a meal for those I love,
I must remember to include myself
Because love begins at home
Each pinch, delicate
Each cut, precise
Each portion, generous
In the kitchen, i turn to musical movies
where sight, sound and emotion entangle most intimately
I sing to Moulin Rouge
“How wonderful life is,
now you’re in my world”
I belt out The Greatest Showman
“How do we rewrite the stars”
And I pay hommage to ‘The Music of the Night’ from Phantom of the Opera
“Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes; let your spirit start to soar
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before”
Ponderous Thought Prompt
This month, share some of your comfort music, when and how it comforts you.
You can use art, any form of writing or media.
Pingback to this post and drop a link in the comments so I can visit, and feature you in next month’s symphony.
Walk to the beat
Groove with each step
A twitch to thriller by MJ
or a conga swirl and pirhouette
Care not what watchers think
Lose yourself to a journey, not only a destination
Walk to doom or hope
to knowns and unknowns
Walk with rhythm
Walk with music
On my way, I jig to some ‘Songi Songi’ by Maude Elka
Last month’s ponderous submissions. In my free time
None of us can help the quirks of the day. Best to make smiles instead of frowns.Pax pace by Jules
is time free?
We race against the clock everyday to finish today, before tomorrow becomes another today…In my free time by Sadje
I used to spend it by playing outside. Nowadays, free time is…Free time by Michaela
Beautiful submissions, all. Hearty cheers.
Late Night music
The symphony of my being
Flows in the secrecy of night
Beneath Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
Or within The Hours by Phillip Glass
Alongside the delicate tension of The Night King by Ramin Djawadi
Deep epiphanies come
And cluttered mind is cleared
Opened to receive
The sound of beginnings
The music of earth
Strums upon ancient percussion instruments
Rumbling beating drums
Whistles upon flutes that mimick bird songs
and xylophone melodies that trickle like spring rivers
The sound of nature
Hope you enjoy this. Look forward to thoughts, submissions, and especially adopting new favourites.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.