It Will Come…

end_of_year

I was thinking about the best way to sum up the departing year, wondering what the right words would be until I found this song… The original version is from my childhood – from an old Russian movie about Mary Poppins, bringing back lovely memories. And I have the feeling it fits also today…when something is about to end and something new – to begin. Things change, winds do and so do we together with them…

The world keeps turning like a carousel,
Enchanted with an everlasting spell
With winds of malice, envy, strife and gall
Can’t count them all…

Can’t count them all-no life has been immune
To strife and anger that arise so soon
To crush our dreams and then instill our fears
With rains of tears and winds so fierce.

Day and night, the world of ours has ever been
Going ’round the sun,
Making all the storms of life and biting winds
Come full circle now.

Yet in this world there is a wind of change,
It comes to cause all things to rearrange.
It will come flying when the time is right-
To drive away the winds of strife.

Day and night, the world of ours has ever been
Going ’round the sun
Making all the storms of life and biting winds
Come full circle now.

Soon the raging winds will halt and cease
All the way beyond our range
It will come, this tender, fresh and warmer breeze
Called the wind of change…

Cherish each other&every moment that life gives you, and have a wonderful New Year!

56°56′56″N 24°6′23″E

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Summer has passed (too fast – as always) and just as autumn is about to slip into winter, the time has come to hit the road again…the one that leads back home.

42°29′43″N 27°28′18″E  –  56°56′56″N 24°6′23″E

“I’m going to the place where love
and feeling good don’t ever cost a thing.
…well, I’m going home, back to the place where I belong…”

Carpe Diem’s “Remember This Music?”

The goal of this new feature on Carpe Diem is to write a four stanza renga, inspired on the song of our choice. I found it really challenging so here we go…

husky whispers
keeps tickling my ear
weariless till dawn

smell of diesel in the dust
deserts dream about untamed roads

“Thunderbird’ s” roar
before your silhouette 
in the doorway

unable to resist fervor
-slipping off my new red shoes

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Sunday Stills Challenge: Musical Groups or Songs as Pictures

Ed from Sunday Stills has come with a really fun&interesting theme this week – find pics that represent musical groups or songs as pics. Since I am all into music and have been for ages, this was a wonderful way to start the day, the week, the month!
And, instead of the guessing game, I decided to pair them up with the songs, so…simply enjoy the music… (sorry, Ed!).

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songs_1

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Sunday Stills Challenge: Musical Groups or Songs as Pictures

Carpe Diem’s Little Ones *Shadorma*

Today our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille has introduced “Shadorma” – a poetry form from Spain. Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet), written in 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable form.There can be one stanza or an unlimited number of them (a series of shadormas) in a poem.

I decided to give it a try:

* * *
beginning
of ending summer
last tango
still echoes
between broken bar chair legs
burnt copper sunrise

* * *

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai