The Saturday Symphony #32 #SeptemberEdition #Comfort Music

Hey everyone,
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.

Shower 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.

The mind interprets all senses
But it feels sound most keenly
It sees it, soaks it in
until it’s painted by music

Cooking music

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 befor

music in the kitchen

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.

Walking music

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.
is time free?

Pax pace by Jules

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

moonlight sonata

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

Nature music

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
Within music


Hope you enjoy this. Look forward to thoughts, submissions, and especially adopting new favourites.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

30 responses to “The Saturday Symphony #32 #SeptemberEdition #Comfort Music”

  1. I love the songs you mentioned, Jude. Thank you as well for the mention 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Michaela. I sing those so often, along with others but these never seem to go away.

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  2. So much magic here Jude. But then music is magic. (K)

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    1. Thank you, K. It really is😃✨

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  3. Jude, this is a stunning collection! Thanks for the links. It was a lovely read. 🌹

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    1. Thank you, Colleen. It was especially enjoyable to compose this edition.

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  4. Jude, well done 👍 on your poems! I love the songs you mentioned, I have danced to these songs for competition and just for fun!! Love music and dancing!! And, thank for the mention in this month’s Saturday Symphony edition!! 💞💞🎊🎊

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    1. Oh, you danced to these? That must be extra amazing🤩🤩.


  5. How imaginative, lovely work . . . and fun to know your day!
    I’ll give this prompt some thought . . .
    I appreciate the inclusion, thank you!

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    1. Thank you, and it’s always a pleasure to feature.😃


  6. Wow 🤩 so wow-delicious!

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    1. Lavish praise.😊😃


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  8. Hey Jude, colorful poetry with vivid pictures and songs.These are emotional heart touching.💖

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating, Jane. 💖

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      1. You are welcome, Jude. 💖


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  10. A magical post from beginning to end, Jude. Beautiful poetry and loving your selected songs. Here’s my #Comfort Music contribution –

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    1. Thank you so much, Eugi. I’ll be over to read by the weekend.

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      1. My pleasure, Jude.


  11. You captured the magic of music so well, Jude!

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    1. Thank you so much, Punam. music is divine.


  12. I love the natural sounds of water falling, birds and insects…the wind trough trees.
    I’m not good at naming artists or titles of songs.

    For human music I like my 1960’s and 1970’s folk classics and pop.
    I like old Broadway show tunes too. 🙂
    I resently saw the musial ‘Chicago’ – at a local dinner theater. Jazz is good too!

    Thanks for including me in you round up 🙂

    I’m a tad slow at things this month. I hope to get to this prompt sooner than later.

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    1. Wow, I now want to listen to your playlist. It will be like a music adventure.

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      1. My ‘playlist’ is what the radio plays 😉

        Older Beatles. Rock, (not heavy or punk), some music themes from movies… 😀


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  14. I played and added Tanka Tuesday to the mix here: Deft Defying Depth


  15. HI Jude, this is such a fun and vivid post/poems. Lovely!


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