Light

A Little Child At Play (my digital music composition)

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Light

Where is the golden light of the morning
I remember so well
that I played with as a little child
before the school bell called.

Where is the softer light I knew
in childhood’s slower summer days
before the haste of schedules
and anxious adult ways.

When did the daylight turn so harsh.
When did the sky become less blue
and wondrous clouds become less white.
When did bright sunsets dull their hues.

How did sunlit dandelions I so loved
become unwanted, noxious weeds
only good to hunt and kill.
Gone, the radiant joy of their seeds.

When did my crayons begin to lie.
Why, as the hours move ever faster,
do children look greyed and jaded
in a world of ‘disaster to disaster’.

Why do we ‘need’ SO much more than others.
Why do we ‘feed’ anger and fear
to gain a planet of deadly weapons,
evil intent, and ‘dark lords’ here.

What if we choose to change direction.
What if we choose to own this day,
giving children golden mornings,
turning from the darker way.

Shelley Wilson
July 30, 2012

May your Spirit shine brightly,Shelley

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The Country Cottage

Fragile Thread (my digital music composition)

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The Country Cottage

What is this magic that inspires and charms?
The smell of herbs and spices float in air
around painted fruit and florals here and there.
Quiet and calm, the busy pace slowed down,
we are invited to just simply ‘Be’.
No clocks-Time is measured by songbirds now.
What is the charm of a Country Cottage
if not the gathered flowers and plants inside
where Nature and Harmony abide
amidst furnishings creating a Home.
Light and shadows, changing colours entertain.
What is the charm of a Country Cottage
if not the flowers, grasses, vines, and trees
that enchant with Beauty’s power to please
the Soul and Senses awakened to Life.
Gone is the world of greed and endless strife,
beliefs that kill, and all-consuming ‘need’.
This life in a Country Cottage is rich indeed…
Earth in the Heavens… and Heaven on Earth.

July 27, 2012

May your Spirit shine brightly,Shelley

Smells of the Seasons

(Joy-  my digital music composition)

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Smells of the Seasons

(Spring)
smells of fresh Spring air
cucumbers and clean water
-memories of Earth…


(Summer)
wet woodland trail
smells of heated soil and moss
-look! the mushrooms there!


(Autumn)
Winter is coming!
watermelon smell in air
-hurry! let’s rush home!


(Winter)
now the snow smells burnt
wood and oil and gas exhaust
-snowflakes change their shape!

July 22, 2012

May your Spirit shine brightly, Shelley

Seasons

Nature (my digital music composition)

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Seasons

(Summer)
sunny Summer heat
sleepy yawns float in still air
-honey bees pause to rest…


(Autumn)
Fall’s burst of raindrops
with tears stream down my face
-wind whispers farewell…


(Winter)
closing the curtains
at day’s end- snowstorm now weaves
Winter’s white death-shroud…


(Spring)
soft breeze stirs Spring air
-laughter greets new leaves reborn
to dance on boughs again…

July 22, 2012
May your Spirit shine brightly, Shelley

Flights

 

(Awe and Wonder- my digital music composition)

 

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Flights

Observing Flights

air filled with insects

swift swallows never collide

-small planes fly over

 

Flight Exhaustion

eyes search through windows

swallows circle- rise and dive

exhausted eyes close

 

Still Flight

frail body sits still

mind jumps on a swallow’s back

heart laughs- swift pure joy

 

July 2, 2012