Category Archives: Poetry

Songs of the Soul ~ In Memory of Zane Musa (1979 – 2015)

  Drink in hand, we sat down, shortly before the show was to begin. It was the summer of 2005 and I was on one of my first visits to Los Angeles from Germany, where the guitarist Greg Porée and …

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Creative Influences ~ Sneezles by A. A. Milne on Record-A-Poem

When a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to pick a children’s piece to record as a segment for a voice-over demo, a cute little poem came to mind – something with sneezing. Via Dr. Google it was quickly retrieved …

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Creative Influences ~ Poetry. Sun at Midnight

Sun at Midnight                              by Joseph Mary Plunkett and Frances Livings I saw the sun at midnight, rising red, Deep-hued yet glowing, heavy with the stain Of …

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National Poetry Month, April 2014

Rapid technological development has led to a constant flood of visual and acoustic bits and bites – emails, text messages and Facebook updates. For most of us it has become a habit to react, one that often leaves us frazzled …

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Creative Influences ~ Poems I Read. ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann

  Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927) Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and …

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The Pomegranate – On Finding Poetry

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form …

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Waters of March and the Circle of Life

Waters of March A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~ Chinese Proverb My most recently founded musical venture has been the Ipanema Lounge Project. It has been a lot of …

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May You Shine…

A while ago I was quite moved by the line “We are more afraid of our light than the dark”. It inspired my piece “Cast In Bronze” which I have just completed and posted here on the website. Today I …

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Exploring Halloween. Part I: Witches

Halloween didn’t really mean anything to me until I moved to Los Angeles. It lies in the nature of Tinsel Town – with its density of people working as horror movie directors, set- and costume designers and make-up artists – that Halloween has turned …

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During the Hours – A wonderful review by the Poet Hound

  Poet Hound Poetry ideas, inspirational writers, and features of other valuable poetry resources.   Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Frances Livings’ During The Hours This collection is actually on CD and set to wonderful jazz music. Three poems: Songs of the …

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