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…

December 24th

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* * *
holiday season
through the flames of candles
finding peace within

* * *
togetherness
– moments to appreciate
no footprints in the snow

* * *
lips and fingertips
we unwrap each other
in love

* * *

Wishing you and your loved ones Merry Christmas!

With love, belief and hope – Ese –

Daily Prompt: Silence Is Full Of Music…

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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety
to life and to everything. /Plato/

I remember the little boy August in the movie “August Rush” said: “The music is all around us, all you have to do is listen.” And I do listen. I think it’ s fair to say I always have because it has been around me for ages. In one way or another, in one time or another but there. If you think that children whose parents (one or both) are somehow “connected” to music don’ t end up in a music school sooner or later, well…let me just tell you the probability is high. And I did. My mum, a violin teacher, can be quite persuasive when she wants to. So from the age of 5 for 8 years I sang, played the piano, learned about the difference between instruments, styles of music, composers, rhythms, tempos and listened, listened, listened. To so (too?!) much of classical music that after graduating I managed to stay away from it for quite some time. True, I jumped into something different – being a radio moderator for a radio that never played a single classical piece. Ever. And I loved it! There I learned to find something interesting in almost every kind of music and it still always is around me. Through the last 10 years I have found my way back to the classical music of different centuries as well. It’ s difficult to explain why but then not everything in life should be explained either. I guess at some point we just return to where it all has begun…

It would be…natural and logical to round this up with some sounds, wouldn’ t it? If I wouldn’ t have already shared Samuel Barber’ s “Adagio For Strings” before, I would most definitely do it now. Since I have, there’ s something else I will go with. Still mentioned before but their musical creations always lighten up my mood and inspire. Yes, The Piano Guys. Reminding me in their own way about Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy!

PS: And here is my Magnificent Seven playlist I made some time ago A Beautiful Mess

Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece

Sounds Of…Creativity

I found this video on Cee’ s blog and couldn’ t resist sharing: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano) – ThePianoGuys. Something light and positive about it. A musical break. Enjoy(ed)…

PS: I confess – kept listening to their other creations. And this one with the rhythms and subtones (also scenery doesn’ t do any harm): Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) African Style (Piano/Cello Cover) – ThePianoGuys…even more my thing. Beautiful.