Saturday, April 28, 2012

Haiku - Conversation

Sensational Haiku Wednesday and Haiku Heights


Rustle of the trees
Crash of waves against the cliffs
Nature converses

Pretty babbling brook
Imagined conversation
A happy message

When quiet and still
My turbulent mind listens
As my soul whispers

A smile and a touch
Unspoken conversation
Exciting exchange

My eyes locked with yours
A warm embrace, no words said
A deep connection


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - O is for ...

I thought a lot about the songs for the letter O. And there are so many great ones. But in the end I had to pick my favourite O song and that one is ...

Original Sin by Elton John

I love this song. And each time I hear it, I am transported back in time to my first senior school dance. It's also my favourite Elton John number.

Original Sin featured in Elton John's "Songs From The Westcoast" album released on 1 October 2001.
The music video for the song featured Elizabeth Taylor and Mandy Moore. It also featured Elton John playing the father of Moore's character and the husband of Elizabeth Taylor's character.
Watch that video here.

But enjoy the song here (below).

Youtube - Original Sin

Have an awesome day.

Check out some more O entries at ABC Wednesday

Warm Regards

Friday, April 20, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - N is for ...

NEVER on Sunday
Thought I would make this post different and post versions of the same song rather than various songs. So I chose "Never on Sunday", the theme song of the movie with the same name.

Never on a Sunday - Connie Francis
I chose Connie's version as this was the one I first heard many moons ago when I was little. My mother had a record, the old LP, of Connie Francis and this song was often played.

Youtube - Never on Sunday - Connie Francis

Ta pedia tou Pirea - Melina Mercouri
And here is the version from the movie "Never on Sunday"

Youtube - Melina Mercouri

2004 Athens Olympics

And it was even sung at the Athens Olympics so I assume it must be popular in Greece.
I remember watching this live on TV.

Youtube - 2004 Athens Olympics

And finally a fun one sung by Miss Piggy - 

the opening number of episode 309.

Enjoy your day and check out some other N entries at ABC Wednesday

Warm Regards

Saturday, April 14, 2012

GBE2 - Haiku - Home

The topic this week at GBE2 is "Home"

My brain just went zooming into Haiku for this prompt and the words just seemed to flow so Haiku it is for Home.

Wander far and wide
Across the oceans and seas;
My heart longs for home

Ponder in silence
Reflections of days gone by;
Memories of home

Joyful laughter rings
Running free in green meadows;
Enjoy earthly home

Peaceful Solitude
Dreaming of my Shangrila;
That eternal home

Live free and easy
Spirits soar swirl, dance and fly;
In my soul's true home

Have an awesome day.

Warm Regards

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - M is for ...

This week I'm taking a slightly different take on the music theme. I'm going instrumental.
So here are some instrumental "Moons" for the M theme at ABC Wednesday.

Moon River 
is one of my favourite songs. Sometime ago I did a post on Moon River so if check it out here.
And as I had already done a post on it, I thought I'd use the instrumental version for this one and that's where the instrumental idea came from.

Enjoy Richard Clayderman's version of Moon River.

Youtube - Moon River

Moonlight Sax Medley - Brian Smith
Okay I cheat a little here as this is not really a song but a medley of songs on Brian Smith's Moonlight Sax album. But I really enjoy this music so sharing it with all of you.
Brian Smith is a kiwi born in Wellington, NZ so that makes it doubly appealing.

So here it is ...

Youtube - Moonlight Sax

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven (played by Richard Clayderman)
The Piano Sonata No 14 in C-sharp minor is popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata.
It was completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.
It is one of Beethoven's most popular piano compositions.

Youtube - Moonlight Sonata

Check out some more M entries at ABC Wednesday

Warm Regards

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blogging for Fun - Patience

P = Patience pays great dividends. Good things come to those who wait. In India we have a saying
      that roughly translates to "the fruits of patience are sweet".

A = Patience does not mean we stop and stand still. Act while you wait. Carry on living as counting
       the hours, minutes and days won't bring it to you any faster.

T = Patience has no concept of time. Things will happen when they are meant to.

I = Patience is at odds with instantaneous. We want everything to occur now. Sometimes this is
     not a good thing. Patience gives us time to think and be sure or make tweaks.

E = Patience is a test of endurance. We often give up and fall back into old patterns or abandon
      the road we're on because it takes too long. Most times the "gift" is just around the corner if
      only we had the patience to take the next turn.

N = Patience can be learned by taking a lesson from nature. The caterpillar must rest in it's cocoon
       for a period of time until it is ready to emerge as a butterfly. Transformations take time.

C = Patience teaches us to have courage. Courage to walk alone while we wait for love to arrive or
      to endure hardship while we search for a job.

E = Patience is a cultivated virtue, it is learned over the course of time through experience. It is
       probably one of the hardest to master.

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. ~ Saadi

Warm Regards

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Haiku - Hope

Haiku Heights - Hope


Hope gives me great wings
And guides me to my heart's love
Who beckons my soul

Tryst with destiny
Fills my heart with joy and hope
True love flys to me

Eyes light up with hope
Around the corner he waits
Love calls me swiftly


Warm Regards

Friday, April 6, 2012

Haiku - Waves

Haiku Heights - Waves

Waves of gratitude
Fill the ocean of my soul
Uplifts my spirit

Warm Regards

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - L is for ...

This was an easy one.
Love is such a delicious sentiment.
So here they are some of my favourite "Love" songs

Number 1 on my list today is
Love me tonight - Tom Jones
I love this song.
Lyrics of this song were written by Barry Mason, Daniele Pace, Mario Panzeri and Lorenzo Pilat.
Released in 1969.

Youtube - Love me tonight

I just loved the Bee Gees so here are some of their songs that I enjoyed

Love You Inside Out
Written by Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb and released in April 1979 (33 years ago) it was the ninth and final number one hit for the Bee Gees in the US.
It was their sixth consecutive number one single. (The only other group to achieve this was The Beatles).
It was the third consecutive single from their album "Spirits Having Flown", which followed three consecutive number one singles from their previous album "Saturday Night Fever". No other artist has had three consecutive singles from two successive albums.

I always feel like dancing when I hear this song.

Youtube - Love you inside out

and my favourite Bee Gees number ...

How deep is your Love
Written by the Gibb brothers, it was recorded and released by them in 1977.
It was originally intended for Yvonne Elliman and was used as the soundtrack to the film "Saturday Night Fever".
It was a number 3 hit in the UK and Australia and topped the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 December 1977.
The song was ranked #366 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Youtube - How deep is your love

Sometime ago I posted one of my favourite love songs on my post on love songs. So check that out as it sums up (for me) that exhilarating feeling that comes from love. Love Story - Where do I begin.

And to wrap up this post, here is an old classic sung by the unforgettable Nat King Cole

is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Mitt Gabler for Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E.
It was the last album released before his death in 1965.
Several artists have sung this song including Natalie Cole, his daughter, and Michael Buble.

Something about the beat makes it appealing and unforgettable.

Youtube - L-O-V-E

Check out some other L entries at ABC Wednesday

Sending and wishing you tons of love today and everyday.

Warm Regards

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Haiku - Doubt

Haiku Heights  and Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Doubt

Gift of abundance
Life brings all we desire
Why doubt what we know

A wonderful world
Beautiful and breathtaking
Why doubt what we see

Turn doubt into faith
Expect many miracles
Enjoy life's journey

Warm Regards

Sunday, April 1, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - K is for ...

Knock Three Times
                Tony Orlando and Dawn

Knock three times was a popular song sung by Tony Orlando and Dawn and released in 1970.

It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1971 and sold nine million copies. It also claimed the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart.

I was still very young then but remember dancing around the house to its very catchy beat.

So here it is ... Knock three times. Enjoy.

Youtube - Knock Three Times

Check out other K entries at ABC Wednesday

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