Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 346 SLIP and Time.

Ronovanwrite’s.
Image from Pixabay.

I reach for your hand
But slip though linear cracks
Lost in space and time.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge

Song Lyric Sunda: Long/Short/Small/Tall .

Hello everyone it’s Sunday and our gallant host for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams, has given us the prompt Long/Short/Small/Tall . So let’s start with The Long journey home, written by Elvis Costello and Paddy Moloney. The version I have chosen is from the The Archmere Project performed at Joe Biden’s old school.

Long Journey Home (Anthem)
Written by Elvis Costello & Paddy Moloney
Performed by The Chieftains with The Irish Film Orchestra, Anúna & Elvis Costello
Produced by Paddy Moloney
Orchestra arranged & conducted by Fiachra Trench
Chorus arranged by Michael McGlynn
Musicians Elvis Costello – vocals
Paddy Moloney – tin whistle, uilleann pipes
Kevin Conneff – bodhrán
Derek Bell – harp
Matt Molloy – flute
Martin Fay – fiddle
Fiachra Trench – piano
Arty McGlynn – guitar
James Blennerhassett – double bass
Paddy Glackin – fiddle
Robbie Casserly – drums
The Irish Film Orchestra
Anúna – choir
Recorded 1997, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Released January 13, 1998
Singles Long Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version & radio edit)
Collections The Chieftains: The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration, 2002 (radio edit) –
The Chieftains: The Essential Chieftains, 2006 (full-length version)
Soundtracks Long Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version)
Various Artists collections Long Journey Home (sampler), 1998
Length 4:18 (full-length version)
3:20 (radio edit)

First known performance:
 June 5, 1999, San Francisco,

lyrics

If on every ocean the ship is a throne
And for each mast cut down another sapling is grown
Then I could believe that I’m bound to find
A better life than I left behind But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colors bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold So I had to leave from my country of birth
As for each child grown tall
Another lies in the earth
And for every rail we laid in the loam
There’s a thousand miles of the long journey home But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colors bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

Source: Musixmatch.

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Then came Short. I chose Life is too from the Scorpions . Scorpions are a German heavy metal band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band’s inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The lineup from 1979 to 1992 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass), and Herman Rarebell (drums). The band’s only continuous member has been Schenker, although Meine has appeared on all of Scorpions’ studio albums, while Jabs has been a consistent member since 1979, and bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and drummer Mikkey Dee have been in the band since 2003 and 2016 respectively.

Life’s too Short is from their album Acoustica which was recorded during three concerts held in February 2001 at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The group was supported by female backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist, and Christian Kolonovits on keyboards. Kolonovits also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. He had previously worked with the band as a conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album.

Scorpions performed four new songs: “Life Is Too Short”, “Back to You”, “I Wanted to Cry” and “When Love Kills Love”, the last of which was released as a single. All the new songs were featured on the VHS, while “Back to You” and five others previously recorder songs were omitted from the CD.

Acoustica also contains cover versions of The Cars‘ “Drive”, Kansas‘ “Dust in the Wind”, and the Queen hit “Love of My Life”.

In 2003, an official ‘Platinum Edition’ was released by Warner Music Thailand, which coupled the original CD with a VCD. The VCD features behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage as well as a band interview, conducted in English by a Thai television crew.

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Next up is Small and I chose Just a small town girl by journey.

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973. At that time it was composed of former members of Santana, namely guitarist Neal Schon, who has remained with the band since its inception, and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, who served as primary lead vocalist for the band’s first three albums, and Frumious Bandersnatch, most notably bassist Ross Valory, who was with the band until 1985 and since 1995. In 1978, Steve Perry joined to serve as lead vocalist, and in 1980 Jonathan Cain replaced Rolie as keyboardist, and has remained a constant member since. The band’s strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987 at which time Perry departed.

The words “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” have served Jonathan Cain well in his lifetime. First, they were the words of encouragement he heard from his father, when the younger Cain wasn’t sure he’d make it as a musician in Hollywood.

Later, when he joined the ranks of Journey, it became the title and refrain of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Released in 1981, it wasn’t the band’s biggest hit at first, but it’s gone on to become its signature, and one of the most popular rock songs of all time. Read more here.

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Next up and finally I am going for “Empire State Human” is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. The song was written by Philip OakeyMartyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. It was co-produced by The Human League and Colin Thurston, and recorded at Monumental Studios in Sheffield.[2]

The Human League are an English synth-pop[1] band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit “Don’t You Want Me.” The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982. Further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including “Mirror Man,” “(Keep Feeling) Fascination,” “The Lebanon,” “Human” (a US No. 1) and “Tell Me When“.

Thank you Jim for taking me on a tour of great music from my life from the sixties through to the present.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE ☺️

Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah

New Book news from Ivor💜

Ivor.Plumber/Poet

“Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah” is the first poem in the first Chapter of my new book “Tullawalla”, due to be released on 30th March, and for preorder, here are the links

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Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah

At night, it’s my time to bleed

As I’m slowly going to seed

My video picture’s blurred

I’ll take my film shaken, not stirred

There I was, crawling on dirty paws

When my dream drifted into pause

An impostor interrupted my show

As I was climbing Mount Kosciuszko

Bathing there in warm winter snow

Waiting for my spring flowers to grow

I’m overseeing the green valley below

Where bees and dragonflies are buzzing to and fro

Tree ferns are shading the moist forest floor

I see faeries singing from under the…

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 20, 2021

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It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nerve.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!.

Nerve, don’t lose your nerve. I decided to do an Acrostic Tanka.

Image from pixabay

Never let it show
Even if you feel threatened
Retreats no option
Valour is the only course
Ever brave, do hold your nerve

Sea of Souls.

This is a mystical moment from a past weekend spent in Cumbria with The Silent Eye. The weekend was entitled The Full Circle : Finding your way home. December 2018

It was late morning on the second day of the course and we visited a ring of stones and trees. Physically there were eight of us present, (one of our number was unwell) After a few moments instead of the space of this large place holding only eight people I was aware that I was caught up in a crowd of thousands of souls. I have a fear of crowds and I was afraid. One tree called to me and drew me to it.

I did confide this to one of my companions, Sue Vincent and she assured me, as the tree had done, that I was safe. There is more to tell.

A Sea of Souls

© willowdot21

Gently you called to me

Through the crowds of souls

You led me safely through a boiling sea.

I was trembling, frightened of drowning whole.

I had the word upon my lips

Whispering to you, I know you heard.

I was alive from toes to finger tips.

As you held me safe and shared with me my word.

© willowdot21.

As you can see the contest is not the only way you can help, there’s always the “Parade”. Reblog one of Sue’s posts from any of her sites (Daily Echo or France and Vincent) with a comment about why you found it special. Follow her blogs. Read one of her books, then leave reviews where you can.

February 18: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time. It may be cause for celebration! Go where the prompt leads!

Stargardts

Norma knew her sight was failing ever since she was ten. But what really worried her was, had she passed this fate on to her daughter? 

The day had arrived when they would get the test results. 

They’d been at the hospital two hours waiting. Finally they were called in. The doctor smiled at them both and without any preamble told them the Stargardts had been passed on.

Outside Jenny hugged Nora. “Mum you can help me through this. I have seen you cope, you have taught me so much already.” They basked in the warmth of  the sun.

This is part of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo February.

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Sue Vincent’s World – Beating the Odds

Marsha’s post on Sue Vincent is so inspiring.

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

As you may or may not know, the blogging community has a big heart. When Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch learned that Sue Vincent, a beloved friend and writer, had cancer, she and her friends went to work creating a way to help.

One of the first challenges was the River of Consciousness. My mind went numb, and I did not participate in this one, but several, like Colleen Chesebro, did. To read all of them, click here.

River of Life Double Ennead

 by Colleen M. Chesebro dawn reflections shimmer a blood-red birthing the new journey meanders in small ripples searching for a known truth testing the waters a small stream traverses the land, growth is key consciousness actuates a forward passage as water rushes fast, over stones ahead From the sun’s dying light the darkness succumbs to the passage of time, the river still flows  in the celebration …

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Passage #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s#Writphoto.
Hi everyone just a quick note if anyone would like to re-post any of their old #writephoto prompts please do. While Sue is not posting a photo prompt due to not being well, she would love to see old ones reposted.Now if you would like to join in please use the #writephoto badge

This part of Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Passage #writephoto. I wrote this one in 2016.



The Passage Home : a Nonet 

Slowly floating, feeling light as air

Pain gone, relief beyond compare.


She’d heard the voices calling

Yet taken the passage

Elated soaring

Towards the light

Don’t stop her 

Going

Home.

Sonnet to an Onion

A must read from The Raven!

About the Jez of It

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 94

Without pain she’s making me cry
While my fingers expose her flesh
Petal by petal, never shy
Her pale beauty my sweet delight
And yes I know this sounds absurd
But her flesh is like the moonlight
As beautiful as any bird
I mean every written word
Her fragrance is that of the earth
She’s pungent and so sweetly fresh
As I gently tease her tonight
And I taste her and then know why
Such beauty of no money worth
What secrets are left to unearth?

©JGFarmer2021

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One Liner Wednesday. Quotes.

“A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan.

This is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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