Summer Sunsets

Happy smiles

Happy smiles

Everyone has dreams, ideas, things that float about in your head, but only some people have a special and unique ability to put these thoughts and daydreams into a beautifully woven web of words, music or paint.  Some of these people are poets, artists, musicians, authors, playwrights, singers and lyricists.

I hope to become a few of these things. I would lovefor my name to go down in history as an author or a singer, but I know that it is unlikely, I am happy just to have these as hobbies that I enjoy. The thing I do hope to be successful with is poetry, it is something I love, I am passionate about and  I do a lot of in my spare time. I like to share my poems and inspire people to have poetry as a pastime. It allows you to get your emotions out, capture your feelings and grasp an aspect of life and pin it onto a piece of paper

Some boys, including my Dad and Brother, might think, “I’d rather go fishing”. Well, the way I see poetry is rather like fishing. I have a theory that everyone has words swimming about in their mind, your pencil and paper are like your rod and  net, you catch the words with your pencil and put them on your peice of paper.  Some people are naturally talented at poetry, while others are more practical, really it doesn’t matter, it’s the enthusiasm that makes a difference.

So let me know, whether you already love writing poetry or you have just decided to begin, what have you written about?

Here’s my latest:

SUMMER SUNSETS

A windblown, carefree figure
silhouetted on a hill,
summer sunsets swirling,
I will love you still.

Time freezes
when I’m with you.
The sun stoops down to kiss you,
she leaves an amber burn upon your cheek.

Will you stay with me forever?
Under the skies of beauty.
Will you answer me “never”,
when I ask if you will leave me?

We’ll swim in the moon’s waters,
dance with the planet’s daughters,
sleep in the sun’s quarters.

The stones will sing us songs,
the stars will bang great golden gongs,
the bells will ring,
a hundred birds begin to sing.

Jools on the drums

A couple of weeks ago I went to my first proper gig, our friend Jools (a really really talented drummer)  was playing the drums and singing with a lady called Kristin McClement and her band. They were all really great musicians. Kristin is also a part of a band called Willkommen Collective.

They were playing in an old church building with a really high ceiling and by candlelight, it was beautiful.  The music was different to any I’d heard before, it’s kind of folky.  The atmosphere was really nice and the music was amazing.   All of her music is very emotive and expressive.  Go and listen to her music at: http://kristinmcclement.bandcamp.com

The point of the gig was to launch Kristin’s new album ‘Wild Grips’. It will be released on the 23 Febuary, 2015.  She’s got different shows coming up too, I really recommend seeing her, she’s really good.

This is how Kristin explains her album:

The Wild Grips refers to our wild nature. Hidden behind the glance of every stranger lies the struggle to make sense of these troubling times. What can we pull from the rubble of our modern world?

The album invokes a sense that there must be something more meaningful beyond the windows of our offices, shopping centres and rented houses.

Produced and engineered by Christian Hardy of The Leisure Society, The Wild Grips is a wide-eyed rendering of modern folk song where the acoustic and the electronic rub alongside.

Here’s a link to her website:  http://www.kristinmcclement.com

ONE CHURCH BRIGHTON

ONE CHURCH BRIGHTON

 

Full Band Show

Full Band Show

 

Kristin

Kristin

 

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