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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 07:45 AM
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Music/Poetry Therapy Thread--got a favorite to share?
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I'd like to know your favorite piece of music or verse, within the 4 paragraph rule and with proper attribution, that helps you through tough spots.

Maybe we can help each other through the power verse has to touch our emotions...

I've got a number of favorites, this is from the old days of 33.3 rpm albums...
In it I can relate my troubled emotions with "Wild grace" and the vision of "Bright storms" -- turbulent clouds of a thunderstorm interpreted as swans flying across the sun. It's got a very gentle, calming melody, for which I haven't found a free-link or Youtube.

It's listed as composed by Micheal Martin Murphy who performed on an vinyl 33 rpm album by the same name. That recording can still be purchased on-line as an mp3 for a buck. I know it was also performed by John Denver. The Micheal Murphy version has a very gentle melody.

Swans Against the Sun--

Wild grace, Has its own place
Has its own face, Prone to flight
Sky grown, Wind blow wing flown
Over air blown, Back to night
Flashing, Freely clashing
Love of chaos, Love of one
Bright storms, Rising free form
Wild swans, Against the sun
Spirit, None go near it
All men fear it, More than night
Some say, Love goes one way
And then one day, No more flight
This year, It is not clear
Just what ends here, Or what's begun
We are bright storms, Rising free form
Were wild swans, Against the sun
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  -Music/Poetry Therapy Thread--got a favorite to share? HereSince1628  Jan-30-11 07:45 AM   #0 
  - Here's one I really like right now  Tobin S.   Jan-30-11 10:55 AM   #1 
  - Nice.  HereSince1628   Jan-30-11 12:16 PM   #2 
  - Another Coldplay...  HereSince1628   Jan-30-11 12:22 PM   #3 
  - "Be" Neil Diamond from Jonathon Livingston Seagull  HereSince1628   Jan-30-11 12:49 PM   #4 
  - Grew up listening to this.  Forkboy   Jan-31-11 01:29 AM   #6 
  - Thank you for posting this link.  laylah   Apr-17-11 10:20 AM   #25 
  - There's really no one genre of music that fits me when I'm feeling messed up.  Forkboy   Jan-31-11 01:26 AM   #5 
  - Yes, sometimes the not so upbeat music better captures an emotion  HereSince1628   Jan-31-11 08:24 AM   #7 
  - I would think that much of what I listen to wouldn't be good for others.  Forkboy   Jan-31-11 11:28 AM   #10 
     - Yes, I understand that feeling of resonance  HereSince1628   Jan-31-11 11:51 AM   #11 
  - 'Already Starting to Turn' by Andrew Paul Woodworth is a grey one  HereSince1628   Jan-31-11 08:26 AM   #8 
     - Yeah, those lyrics strike a chord in me as well.  Forkboy   Jan-31-11 11:24 AM   #9 
  - i've had an awful earworm for steve earle for a few months  mopinko   Jan-31-11 10:30 PM   #12 
  - Sarah McLachlan---Arms of the Angel  HereSince1628   Feb-05-11 11:45 AM   #13 
  - Yepes - Chacona de J.S.Bach  HereSince1628   Feb-06-11 06:00 AM   #14 
  - When I think about my therapist giving up on me...  HereSince1628   Feb-08-11 01:28 PM   #15 
  - I know I'm showing my age with these...Moody Blues--Question  HereSince1628   Feb-14-11 08:32 AM   #16 
  - One of my favorites is "Ooh Child"  JeffersonChick   Mar-09-11 03:08 AM   #17 
  - Here is one for you:  woo me with science   Mar-10-11 12:21 PM   #18 
  - "Weightlifting" by the Trashcan Sinatras ...  phrigndumass   Mar-26-11 07:29 PM   #19 
  - I found a free copy of the song by MMM  HereSince1628   Mar-27-11 10:41 AM   #20 
  - Through the Dark...Alexi Murdoch  HereSince1628   Mar-30-11 12:40 PM   #21 
  - Disappearing Into You Rapheal...  HereSince1628   Apr-04-11 06:39 AM   #22 
  - Bach--Prelude for Lute  HereSince1628   Apr-04-11 06:48 AM   #23 
  - No Answers  HereSince1628   Apr-17-11 07:53 AM   #24 
  - The more you take the more you leave.  HereSince1628   Apr-18-11 05:19 AM   #26 
  - Linkin Park-In The End  HereSince1628   Apr-30-11 01:08 PM   #27 
  - So far this year this has been my go to band for any mood, good or bad.  Forkboy   Apr-30-11 02:02 PM   #28 
  - A day without rain...  HereSince1628   May-07-11 08:42 AM   #29 
  - Poem: Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay  BrendaBrick   May-25-11 04:12 PM   #30 
  - keep in mind that i'm also a migraineur and also have chronic pain:  ncrainbowgrrl   Jul-10-11 10:20 PM   #31 
  - Bach, Toccata and fuge... dark but playful, with blinking lights  HereSince1628   Sep-18-11 11:37 AM   #32 
  - du3 is still a ways away.  mopinko   Sep-19-11 08:12 AM   #33 
  - The Garden Valley  HereSince1628   Sep-27-11 04:12 PM   #34 
  - On reckless risk-taking, depression and neediness...  HereSince1628   Oct-09-11 08:47 PM   #35 
  - Buon Giorno Principessa  HereSince1628   Oct-25-11 01:01 PM   #36 
  - La Vita E Bella  HereSince1628   Oct-25-11 01:02 PM   #37 
     - Grand Hotel Fox  HereSince1628   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #38 
  - The Nothing Song  HereSince1628   Nov-17-11 06:12 PM   #39 
  - This is one of my all time favorites  BrendaBrick   Nov-18-11 09:36 AM   #40 

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