Meet Me

Meet me under the cherry blossom tree, where we will absorb the full range of moonlit harmonies. #literature #piano #AFoggyDay #creativewriting #poetry #Music #poem #gershwin #marcusroberts #Poet

Distant Rivers

Distant rivers moved by the plainchant of a lonely flower… #writing #literature #piano #classicalpiano #creativewriting #poetry #poem #Mendelssohn #classicalmusic #Poet

Before

It would be two years before I would see you drifting there again Arms ravaged and spread apart Knowing and resisting The hymn of the lotus Who coursed our path So many times before– Wailing, suffering, So that redemption may Find and overtake us. Consolation rounds the way And becomes what we aspired to be Back when your trembling hand Took repose in my altar, And the phantasmagoria of Unlicensed touches Dutifully escaped us. Become still, my love, And submerge

Tender mercies…

Tender mercies Flow inconstantly And arrive disjointed On the brinks Of redemption. #scriabin #etudes #piano #classicalpiano #vladimirhorowitz #creativewriting #poetry #Music #poem #classicalmusic #Poet

Generally speaking…

Generally speaking, The reasons are self-evident, And multiplied with each passing day. And days become the subjects of Dreams parceled out to eternal possibility. And we go back to see the stuff of them, And are startled. But persistence gnaws at the Gown of the witness who Braves the fearsome phantasm Of uncertainty and merges into it, As the droplet into the depths of a luminous pond. Tomorrow we will become As baby eagles verging On the precipice of hopes. We wi

The Way Your Eyes Twitch…

The way your eyes twitch In the candlelight Does not lie. A million wonders And I find you here among A shadow that prays For penitence, A million more ways to sunset. Kiss me at once, Mold my being with your Questionless lips. Deny not the ghosts of Preludes past entrance between us. Let them bloom violently Until the passion subsides With the morning seaside Upon its return home. War boasts not only for the wicked, But for the plainsong of the lustful and th

A candle light…

A candle light flickers in the distance. Deep burgundy walls Provide a fitting backdrop For her smile. Warmth encompasses the moment. #Chopin #Mazurka #piano #Prose

Raymond Lewenthal plays Alkan “Le Festin d’Esope”

Leave it to Alkan to spawn such a devilish web of variations from such a deceptively simple theme. Lewenthal’s is probably the sharpest, self-assured, incisive, most well-executed rendition of this witty, harrowing piece. #etudes #piano #classicalpiano #CharlesValentinAlkan #virtuoso #themeandvariations #RaymondLewenthal #LeFestindEsope

Rachmaninov Prelude in G Op 32 no 5

The Rach preludes stand as one of the enduring towers of classical piano repertoire, and they hold a solemn place in my heart. The G major is very touching. The gentle undulations in the left hand ebb and flow with the constancy of waves at sea, setting the mood for pensive reflection of all the serenity that engulfs me while alone in my boat. Hearkens to the etude-tableaux in a minor “sea and seagulls”. #russiancomposers #Rachmaninov #composers #piano #preludes #classicalpia