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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:45 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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