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Tribute to Clair de Lune

Softly, tenderly, swaying in the midnight’s soft breezes,
comes to me the haunting melody and gently eases
my soul into a symphony of flowing rhapsody
as the moonlight’s sonata sings only to me.

Embracing me, holding me tenderly, stroking every sense
I lie without moving, the haunting melody grows intense
and enters every fibre of my very being
giving me a foresight which will go from you unseeing.

Refrains are hungry for understanding the note’s touch,
nay, I do not miss you so very much
when music’s enrapture traps my very core,
but with the passing of the melody, I will then miss you even more.

13 January, 2000
©KRJ



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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow






[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 01-13-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-13-2000 12:38 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I would shy from responding to this for my ignorance (I don't know who Clair de Lune
is)...but the obvious impact she has had on you through music I can relate to so well.
A wonderful tribute, Sunshine...now I'll be off to the record store....LOL


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Let me know what you think of the piece when you return from the store, Michael, and then, see how close [or off base] I was with my interpretation...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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zkeeper, thank you for commenting, we'll just have to see if I'm as vague as I can be...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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You were right on all counts, Sunshine.  beautiful and haunting melody - and yes, I did recognize it the second I heard it.  
Embarassed now...LOL


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Ah, good, and I'm glad you agree with my synopsis of the piece...thank you for coming back and letting me know...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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This is exquisite Sunshine and another favorite written by you, to add to my quickly growing list...  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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Ah, then, Pepper you know the tune, and have felt it's magic...

thank you!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Lucky me I guess, I know the sonata “Claire de Lune”
Did want to say I know that tune (lol)
The poem is enchanting close
Makes the sonata bloom like a red…red rose
I like the way the word are lined
Felt…when reading it…>>divined
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Helmut, may your Eagles always fly
in each and every sincere reply.

Thank you!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Overheads? Underfeet? Enwrapped about.... Any way you look at it, this is great...
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Anyone try to ever laugh and bow at Nan's comments all at the same time...you can fall over that way.

Thanks, Nan!!

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I can relate to this so well, the music, the sound and the way you wrote of it--beautiful!
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Martie, then I must have hit the nail on the head and found the mood I was trying to set for the piece.  Thank you so much for letting me know!

 Sunshine
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Ahhhhhh.....Sunshine, this is fabulous! Boy, when you get your muse back, you get your muse back!!! Fantastic!!!  

 Denise

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Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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Delicately crafted, this piece of writing.

Verses gingerly trickle, my mind delighting.

Echoes recapitulate symphonic soundings.

Sunshine's sonnets flow, with gifts abounding.






Sunshine, wonderful poem!
Debussy wrote "Clair de Lune" at only twenty years of age. Inspirational, indeed, and you've orchestrated an elegant accompaniment to his composition. (It's always been one of my favorite Debussy pieces, along with "Arabesque" and "Nocturnes.") For a lovely soundbyte of Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune,"
click here. Scroll about halfway down the page, where you will find the link. It's a midi file, but surprisingly well done.

Claire

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Sunshine,
  I'm becoming a number one fan of this poet. This is a wonderful poem, the whole concept of it, and then to be so well written.
It has everything. It's great!
Liz
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Denise, Meadowmuse, Elizabeth - I am simply overwhelmed at your comments, and "thank you" doesn't convey the feelings I have as I take in the messages you have sent.  I gratefully appreciate your having come in to read this piece.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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Beautiful poem and beautiful music! Thanks to both of you, Sunshine and Claire! And also a thanks for Claude Debussy!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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Sunshine,
A wonderful moment caught in the fancy
of a fantasy leisure and the reading was a pleasure. Love Sy
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Sunshine-

What beautiful memories you stirred with this lovely poem.
I became enchanted with Claire de Lune the first time ever I played it.
The richness of the melody quickly became one of my favorites of DeBussy's works.
Thanks for tickling the ivory of my mind.
~*Marge*~

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denise, Sy, Marge, thank you so much for your comments.  I believe poetry and music are forever compatible, feeding from one another.  Humm, new thoughts for a new piece...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 
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