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

Līgo Haibun Challenge – Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…

It is a choice between “bridge” and “fountain” on Līgo Haibun Challenge this week and quite naturally I ended up with the first one…

There’ re so many bridges around – the visible and invisible ones. Connecting places, people and even incompatible things. Teaching and challenging or simply letting to enjoy.

Music is one of those bridges and it reaches us from everywhere. From the waves, curling around the sandcastles. The playful breeze, running through branches and leaving soft whispers behind. The buzz of bees in splendor of a meadow. From clattering of storks and songs of cicadas. An echo, leaving and returning to the sun glazed mountain top. From the way a sudden storm hits the city and droplets hiss on ignited cobblestones. From cherries, bursting on tongue and inevitable dripping of ice-cream through fingertips. From laughter and conversations, lasting long after sunset. And even from warm, comfortable silence…

bridge of rainbow
droplets play a song
on wind chimes

sultry night
cicadas and me
on the same wavelength

Līgo Haibun Challenge

PS: Since I had a “clean” musical post on mind when I started to write, I still will attach another Fabulous Five (bridges) of mine here –  the summery ones. They still seem to fit the theme…

A Beautiful Mess

You know, I am one of those people who can hardly do anything without music on the background. And there’ s no difference – either it’ s making numbers match in some charts or a long drive from one place of work to another, an early morning or the deepest night, I just need sounds of music. To feel. To enjoy. To boost my energy. To sing along. Or simply to listen. And the favourites…they are so different depending on mood of the moment but some artists simply seem to be very much on time, always. Not so long ago I promised my blogging friend Tatsat to reveal a bit more of music that is close to my heart, so…here we go. The magnificent seven (well, eight if being clinically precise since I managed to get the “significant part” of The Rolling Stones together with U2):