the good days Freude,
are those days that schoener Goetterfunken
in spite of the noise Tochter aus Elysium,
the naggings wir betreten
the sagging weight feuertrunken,
of worry, responsibility Himmlische,
the ignorance dein Heiligtum.
and uncarefulness deine Zauber
of others binden wieder
the sometimes blatant was der Mode
disregard, disrepair Schwert geteilt
of how the world around Bettler werden
chooses to conduct itself Fuerstenbrueder
the good days wo dein sanfter
are those days Fluegel weilt
I can’t hear any of you Freude!
for the Beethoven Freude!
blasting joyously unrestrained Freude!
in my head
My piano has always been a means of communicating and processing my emotions. Playing has carried me through some very tough times. When words fail me, sometimes this is the only voice I feel I have. And I’m extremely grateful I have this outlet. Hope you enjoy the newest composition!
Sometimes it’s nice to shift the creative focus a bit and work on something else. It’s been a long while since I sat down to compose any new piano pieces, but that’s just what I’ve been doing for the past week.
I have to say it feels good to write music again! I’m definitely not a pro at this thing – just like in poetry, I write what moves me using the tools and sometimes dubious talents I’ve been given. (How’s that for self-deprecating?)
But I’m happy to share it with you (even if it’s not exactly poetry). Here’s After August – I hope you enjoy!
Just a quick note to say I’m still writing. But I’ve also been keeping myself busy with composing a new piece of music – I know! the first in quite some time! So if posts are tapering off, that’s why.
Also, I am quickly heading into the fall busy season at work (like being sucked into a black hole) but I am determined to keep up some form of creative pursuit in spite of the brutal days. Normally I would say “see you on the other side” in another couple of weeks, but I think I’ll just let what happens happen – and if I can squeeze out a few pieces of poetry in the melee, then so be it.
And stay tuned later this month for a little giveaway! Who doesn’t like free stuff?!