War by Bob Marley

https://youtu.be/loFDn94oZJ0 WarAlbum: Rastaman VibrationDate: 1976Genre: ReggaeArtist: Bob Marley Bob Marley Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the pioneers of reggae and renowned for fusing reggae, ska, and rocksteady. With his distinctive vocals and songwriting, Bob Marley’s music increased Jamaican music’s visibility worldwide.


Form: Haiku once soft under feetdry grass scratchy between toessummer longs for rain ©JezzieGFarmer2022

Picture for Women by Jeff Wall

Picture for Women by Jeff Wall Picture for Women1979PhotographyCibachrome transparency mounted on a lightboxThe Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France In his photograph “Picture for Women” Wall continues his investigation of the 19th-century painting within a contemporary photograph. The photograph depicts a reflection of a sparse studio room simply furnished with metallic office-style chairs and a … Continue reading Picture for Women by Jeff Wall

Fernando by Abba

https://youtu.be/dQsjAbZDx-4 FernandoAlbum: FernandoDate: 1976Genre: Pop Abba Abba Abba are a pop group formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. One of the most successful groups of all time they became one of the best-selling acts in popular music history

The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns

https://youtu.be/Mvh4zEKG2zs The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan1886Classical Camille Saint-SaënsClassicalBorn: 9 October 1835, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 16 December 1921, Algiers [El Djazaïr], Algeria Camille Saint-Saëns Saint- Saëns was a composer, organist, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic era. Among his best-known works are the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse Macabre (1874), and The Carnival of … Continue reading The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns

Droigneach Notes

An Irish poetic form, the Droigneach consists of quatrains. Each line is 9 to 13 syllables long but should remain consistent within the poem. Line 1 rhymes with line 3, and line 2 rhymes with line 4. Each couplet should contain an internal rhyme or other sound echoes. The final word of each line should … Continue reading Droigneach Notes


Form: Haiku candle light flickersa trap, baited and waitinggust of wind saves moth ©JezzieGFarmer2022

Scarborough Fair by André Rieu

https://youtu.be/t2l3F0VOQpc Scarborough Fair2016Orchestral André RieuClassicalBorn: 1 October 1949, Maastricht, NetherlandsNationality: Dutch André Rieu André Rieu is a violinist and conductor, probably best known for creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Along with his orchestra, Rieu has turned classical music into a world-touring concert act matching the success of some of the biggest pop and rock music … Continue reading Scarborough Fair by André Rieu

Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy

Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy Massenpsychose1927DadaPhoto-montageGeorge Eastman House, Rochester, New York A Dada-inspired collage, “Messenpsychose” consists of figures cut from magazines clustered together in three test tube-like shapes to create a disconcerting effect that suggests a series of potentially violent, absurd, and arbitrary interactions between the disparate collection of individuals. The figures are simultaneously isolated and … Continue reading Massenpsychose by László Moholy-Nagy

Nocturne Op. 9 No.2 by Frédéric François Chopin

https://youtu.be/9E6b3swbnWg Nocturne Op. 9 No.21831-32Romantic Frédéric François ChopinRomanticBorn: 1 March 1810, Żelazowa Wola, PolandNationality: PolishDied: 17 October 1849, Paris, France Frederic Chopin Chopin was a composer. His first published composition at age 7 which was followed a year later as he began his performing career. He moved to Paris in 1832 and mixed with high … Continue reading Nocturne Op. 9 No.2 by Frédéric François Chopin

Veteran of the Psychic Wars by Blue Öyster Cult

https://youtu.be/jGKNaIXtBZQ Veteran of the Psychic WarsAlbum: Don't Fear the ReaperDate: 1981Genre: Metal Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is a rock band formed in New York in 1967. Best known for ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, their global record sales are over 25 million. The music video for ‘Burnin’ For You’ received heavy … Continue reading Veteran of the Psychic Wars by Blue Öyster Cult

Rehearsal by David Park

Rehearsal by David Park Rehearsal1949-50Bay Area Figurative MovementOil on canvasOakland Museum of California, USA In 1949 when he began working in figurate works Park destroyed many of his abstract works. Exhibited in 1950 at the Artist Members Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association “Rehearsal” provoked surprise and consternation among Park’s friends, colleagues, and critics. … Continue reading Rehearsal by David Park

No Regrets

You just couldn’t, more likely wouldn’t, understand how I am used to being alone. I am used to the silence and the emotional destruction of degradation...

Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel

https://youtu.be/3xZmlUV8muY Games Without FrontiersAlbum: Peter GabrielDate: 1980Genre: Art Rock Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. He was the original lead singer of the prog rock band Genesis, which he left in 1975 to launch his solo career with the single “Solsbury Hill.” A champion of world … Continue reading Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel

Samveli Par by Samvel Yervinyan

https://youtu.be/gxHkKNs4-7M Samveli Par2016New Age Samvel YervinyanNew AgeBorn: 25 January 1966, Yerevan, ArmeniaNationality: Armenian Samvel Yervinyan Yervinyan is a violinist and composer. He began his musical studies at the age of seven at the Spenderian Music School under the tutorage of Armen Minasian. Yervinyan won all the first place prices in all the competitions he was … Continue reading Samveli Par by Samvel Yervinyan

Requiem by Gabriel Fauré

https://youtu.be/UnilUPXmipM Requiem1887-90Choral Mass Gabriel FauréClassicalBorn: 12 May 1845, Pamiers, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 4 November 1924, Paris, France Gabriel Fauré Fauré was a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation with works such as Pavane, Requiem, and Sicilienne. Generally, his best-known works are from his early career however … Continue reading Requiem by Gabriel Fauré

Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

https://youtu.be/aGSKrC7dGcY Enjoy the SilenceAlbum: ViolatorDate: 1990Genre: Synthpop, New Wave Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. The lineup consists of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and songwriter), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, and songwriter), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 54 songs on … Continue reading Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

405 — The Hermit Poet’s Ramblings

Late day Shifting sun Queen Palm shadows Cool stone patio Iguana chilling by Koi pond Cat sits still inspecting Mahi Mahi on charcoal grill * * See also: The Hermit Poet’s eBooks on Amazon The Hermit Poet’s eBooks detail info and downloads 405 — The Hermit Poet's Ramblings

Wizened Crone

A Garret Poet

Wizened Crone
Form: Tritina

With her blackened staff, she turns slowly round
As in the ancient days, at the beginning,
And as she will again for eternity.
She calls the powers of eternity
to the sacred circle she has cast round
as she speaks in words of the beginning.
In candlelight, stories are beginning
of ancient worlds and life's eternity
we sit and listen, as the Wheel turns round.
In a circle gathered round, at the beginning of our eternity


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Beach Walkers

A Garret Poet

Beach Walkers
Form: Triversen

There's whirling foam gathering sand
Bathing over pebble stones
As we walked hand in hand.

The salty breeze to cut the air
Of intense anticipation
And eyes linger just too long.

Wispy clouds float lazily by
Towards the shadowy horizon
Where destiny awaits a moment.

White trainers crunching over shingle
Tempting the rhythmic tide
To ebb a little closer than sense would dare

Amid the echoes of suckling waves
Beneath the moon strolling feet
Pause as lips kiss and question.

Now arm in arm we walk on
Inhaling oceanic fragrances of love
To greet our future


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Silver Angels

A Garret Poet

Silver Angels
Form: Tritina

A winter world of magic greets a child
as they awaken from a night of dreams
and see Yule trees kissed by silver angels
Around the fire they sing like the angels
as the Goddess Mother bears the Sun Child
and the world can once again fill with dreams
So precious are the distant childhood dreams
when we had the blessed sight of angels
and viewed the world with the eyes of a child
A child's dreams are gifts from holy angels

Photo by Harry Cooke on Pexels.com


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6 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate — Health Tips Now

Chocolate has always been a popular treat, but in recent years, dark chocolate has gained attention for its potential health benefits. For many years, scientists have known that cocoa beans, the main ingredient in chocolate, are packed with antioxidants and other nutrients that can offer some health benefits. However, it wasn’t until recently that they… Read…6 … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate — Health Tips Now

Looking Back

A Garret Poet

Looking Back
Form: Tritina

Countryside walks, warm in our woolly hats,
birds singing in the hedgerow, our music,
houses in the distance sparkle with lights.
Dad creating a fuss over fairy lights,
while we make paper chains and party hats,
and radios crackle with festive music.
Carol singing in the Square, to recorded music,
dancing into the night beneath winter lights,
and sharing a kiss neath mistletoe hats.
Old hats nod to choral music in church lights


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