June 26, 2013

Poetry For Peace

Peter and I are going to a "Poetry for Peace" open mic night tonight at my Quaker meeting house. I'm pretty excited about it. I'm going to be reading Snow in Madrid by Joy Davidman (The lovely and talented wife of C.S. Lewis). Here is that poem now:

Softly, so casual,
Lovely, so light, so light,
The cruel sky lets fall
Something one does not fight.
How tenderly to crown
The brutal year
The clouds send something down
That one need not fear.
Men before perishing
See with unwounded eye
For once a gentle thing
Fall from the sky.


15 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful piece!

    I barely see snow (maybe once in a year if I'm lucky). Still, I keep dreaming about it, about all the times I've seen it fall, quietly, down.

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    1. I see snow a lot more than I used to when I lived at Epcot, but it never seems like enough... after the first snow it isn't very romantic, it just feels like weather.

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    2. I guess snow it's one of those things you love as long as you're able to miss it.

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  2. asking because im assuming you'll know :)

    for the ensemble on the rs09...are mode 1 and 2 supposed to sound almost identical? i really need to listen closely to hear the difference. is it supposed to be such a subtle change that it's barely noticeable?

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  3. Great post, great poem, I love the mildslopes blog, keep posting! Tam in the uk

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  4. The ensemble effect on the RS-09 is basically a chorus effect so the two different modes are the speed at which the sound is shifted from the left and right outputs. It is a subtle difference but if you were to use both the left and right outputs you'd hear the stereo effect better. It is also rumored that the ensemble effect on the RS-09 is virtually the same circuitry as the legendary (and significantly more expensive) Roland Dimension D, so, that the RS-09 has an external audio input that goes through the ensemble effect is pretty awesome.

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    1. everytime I use the external output I can hear the effect, but I can't switch between the two different modes. it seems it's just a straight effect that can't be changes when processing other instruments through it. is this how it is with you?

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    2. I don't know man

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  7. I am probably going to delete that poem because it is too strange for people to appreciate

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  8. I appreciate it. It reminds me of a lot of the songs I wrote years ago.

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  9. You shouldn't delete it. Even though I am not the best to appreciate it as english is not my first language and I do miss some words and its meaning, I do think it's very nice.

    And the simple thought that you spend time on creating something this nice is wonderful. And maybe not everyone, but if you do it with heart,I can sure you some other people out there will appreciate it too.

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  10. thanks. I would say it is a love peom but it is not about anyone tbh. it is a love poem crossed with a narnia poem:) I actually think it is really amazing but maybe it is kind of stupid. damn now i have put too many comments.

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  11. i cant believe I use such a lame profile name, i am going to delete my comments but i feel really bad and you can delete the comment section if you want.

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