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The Blue Ocean... (Semi-Live Poetry Recital by Parker) now with a smaller version of the mp3 sound file. Hope that loads better.

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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 01-12-2001 03:09 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Please be patient while this "Poem Recital by Parker" is loaded
And Turn Up Your Volumn


The Blue Ocean

If you squeeze a heart so lonely
will it bleed its sad red song
does it sing a sorrowful melody
with the oceans gentle throng

I've boarded a ship of destiny
black waters of ruffled silk
the captain of numbing misery
to steer her through the murk

A light that never rises
on horizons of distant dreams
and a hope that lays more quiet
then my pillow beneath the sea

Lost in the shadowy places
my moon with its icy beam
sliver of silver memories
it stabs my restless dreams

I lean on the keel of searching
for a glimmer that she may be there
down through this tunnel of wishes
on a ship in the tar of despair…

When the sun ever touches this darkness
I wonder if I will be there
the cold and the deep I hear calling
for a rest and escape from the tears

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
or is torment the wind of emotion
for the souls, in the ships

On The Blue Ocean


James Parker Haley  (c)2000
Background Music
"Come by The Hills"
Song by Rita Macneil


Here is a link to the two mp3 files to download if
your connection isn't fast enough and it wont load.
smaller version without afterwards song vocals by Rita... http://www.asylumcafe.com/merge1.mp3
larger version with afterwards song vocals by Rita... http://www.asylumcafe.com/merge2.mp3  



[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 01-13-2001).]
© Copyright 2001 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 01-12-2001 03:24 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I can't wait to go home and hear this one....it's a great read....I'll bet with everything else....it'll be a keeper!
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2 posted 01-12-2001 03:30 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

When the sun ever touches this darkness
I wonder if I will be there
the cold and the deep I hear calling
for a rest and escape from the tears

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
or is torment the wind of emotion
for the souls, in the ships

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am so impressed, can see myself in your words....want to make a thread, and read this one again.... thank you for sharing.

((hugs))
Charisma
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3 posted 01-12-2001 03:55 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Parker~ hey sweetheart......I tried on two different servers to hear you, and couldn't.....but your poem is amazing   -SEA
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4 posted 01-12-2001 03:59 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

If you squeeze a heart so lonely
will it bleed its sad red song
does it sing a sorrowful melody
with the oceans gentle throng

I've boarded a ship of destiny
black waters of ruffled silk
=========================

A light that never rises
on horizons of distant dreams
and a hope that lays more quiet
then my pillow beneath the sea

Lost in the shadowy places
my moon with its icy beam
===================

I lean on the keel of searching
for a glimmer that she may be there
====================

When the sun ever touches this darkness
I wonder if I will be there
the cold and the deep I hear calling
for a rest and escape from the tears

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
==================

very very cool P-man...smooth as butter
this is an awesome write
your imagery is very cool ...
the emotions pull hard at the heartstrings
haunting and lovely in its longing
your cadence has a melody all its own
with out your treat of musical accompanyment
this was a pleasure to read aloud to myself
but once it loaded and getting to hear you read it ..
well ... need I say more  
getting out the pedestals sweets ...
this is the way poetry is supposed to make us feel
very cool Parker ... very
jm



No one ever told me ... I could get lost while standing still ...
and sorrow doesnt make a sound ... as it takes away all your will.

Parker
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5 posted 01-12-2001 04:06 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

The mp3 file is quite large, you may need to download it to hear it.... It seems to load fine on my machine since I have cable to the internet.... but I think you may have to just wait a good long time the first time while it loads. It took me 2 minutes the first time. Anything less then cable speeds may take quite a bit longer..... sorry.  
Here is a link to the mp3 file to download it.
smaller version without afterwards vocals...
http://www.asylumcafe.com/merge1.mp3
larger version with afterwards vocals.
http://www.asylumcafe.com/merge1.mp3  

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 01-12-2001).]
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6 posted 01-12-2001 05:02 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Parker~ thanks for that........I was able to download it...... WOW........... my daughter's think your voice is beautiful...... I think your voice is very .....silky   Nicely done.......adds SO much to the poem, to hear it the way YOU read it. I really love it.   -SEA
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7 posted 01-12-2001 05:11 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

took about 15 mins to load up from passions...but my puter is an old slug
when I went to the link you added...
the file folder said 40 mins to load???

either way... its worth the wait  
later digging ya live gator
jm
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8 posted 01-12-2001 05:58 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is amazing!!!!  What an incredible and original idea!!

I love this version James.  Nice voice you have.  It's like a chick magnet thing going on! hehe he

I have got to get your #.  Just to hear your voice...   he he he  

Sorry lost control for a minute......

Marina
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9 posted 01-12-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

*sigh* I was in a hurry when I clicked this
the first time....thought it said "semi-
nude"...   Very very cool Parker...the poem
is awesome on it's own but with adding the
reading to it....wow...now the only thing
that would make it Perfect would be
candelight and.......ooops sorry forgot
where I was for a second    Great work
Parker...you are the king of weave~
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10 posted 01-12-2001 10:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well, I waited and waited, but my 'puter won't load the voice part.....but I just wanted to tell you that your poem is absolutely beautiful!

Denise
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11 posted 01-12-2001 10:19 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well, I'd like to thank everybody for their replies.... I know this mp3 file seems to be giving people problems so I pointed the poem to a smaller version of the mp3 without the afterwords vocals.... maybe that will load better.  

Parker
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12 posted 01-12-2001 11:23 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

WOW!!!
waited a few minutes for it to download and NO I was NOT disappointed...well done
the words beautiful, the music superb, your voice devine   great write
~HUG~
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


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13 posted 01-13-2001 01:10 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

Absolutely beautiful.. music and your voice and the words...loved it..

                     ~V~


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14 posted 01-13-2001 01:28 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Well I am upset...I cant get this to work for nothing...beautiful poem tho Parker
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15 posted 01-13-2001 01:35 AM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

If the heart is sung to its last drop
will the pain of a love disappear
or is torment the wind of emotion
for the souls, in the ships

On The Blue Ocean

*sighs*


I love this!....I love it all!...*scurrying off to listen*


I love the time
and in between
the calm inside me
in the space
where I can breathe...

Sarah McLachlan
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16 posted 01-13-2001 07:30 AM       View Profile for Lady Lightning   Email Lady Lightning   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Lightning

AWW Parker..

This is absolutley BEAUTIFUL..
Your voice, the music, the words...
What a WONDERFUL time I've had listening over and over again...You are truly amazing with that pen of yours..Never , ever let it run out of the magical ink you fill it with...  Hugs to you for making me smile and yes even *sigh* this morning...

~LL~


The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost.  author unknown

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17 posted 01-13-2001 01:15 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Just to catch up, on everybody,

Sunshine, Charisma, SEA, Janet, Marina, butterflies   , denise, thank you very much for your replies.  

Tracie, Victory, thank you very much. It was fun to do.  

Paula, don't know what to say, click on the link above and download one of the versions and play it on your machine.  

Breathe, thank you very much.  

Lady Lighting, thank you very much.  

Parker



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18 posted 01-13-2001 02:03 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Finally, I could download the mp3file...closing my eyes and let your words come over me....its beautiful....so beautiful.

((hugs))
Charisma

btw....you have a wonderful voice, nice to hear it.
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19 posted 01-13-2001 02:30 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

WOW and WOW again!!! Now THIS is how it's supposed to be!!!

Ahhhhh Parker, this was just lovely! It took me only a few minutes to download, and what a wonderful treat this was. To read your words was wonderful enough ... but to hear your voice and intonations as you recited ... 'twas simply heavenly! Perfect music, wonderful flow ... yes, this is how it's meant to be! Can you tell I loved this? What a treat!  

Best wishes,
/Kit

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20 posted 01-13-2001 02:44 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh parker...I think you just passed the audition, luv....

now? if you'll just step into my office and we'll discuss the terms of your...hmm..contract?

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING...I was wrapped up here in my blanket, listening--even made me put down my cup o soup--thank you lovie...was a warm hug on a cold day...
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21 posted 01-13-2001 02:58 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Parker~
Delightfully done.
I remember this poem and the striking line -

'black waters of ruffled silk'

It still has such a lovely image.
Enjoyed the read - literally !
~*Marge*~





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22 posted 01-13-2001 03:18 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Okay...so you impressed the cowboy with this one but you did that a long time ago with just the typed words.  Excellent my friend and I applaud you not only on the poem but in your reading as well. Superbly written and read.
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Lost in the shadowy places
my moon with its icy beam
sliver of silver memories
it stabs my restless dreams

_________________________________________

Haleyja, this is spectacular....
The flow of the poem and the expression with the added touch of vocals is indeed a treat and one I shall thread 2 library to keep...
Thank you
*~coco~*
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Parker--I tried to download without success  ... the poem is wonderful..I wanted to hear it..so I read it outloud myself.
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