Friday, September 12, 2014

A POEM FROM SIDDHARTHA

Lisa and Jeff
two shining lights

My son Jeff, (who calls himself Jeff Siddhartha Crazy Horse Marr and, sometimes, Squawking Crow), whom some of you know is a wildly gifted poet, recently wrote this song, dedicated to his sister Lisa's daughter, Ali. The music he composed to accompany it is so beautiful! He is always amazing.

My Dreaming-Eyes 
(Dedicated to A.B.)

You gave us dreams with your youthful figure sweet
Walking the byways lost with secret desire,
Your royal robe of gems with your footsteps fleet
And your golden crown blazing with sunlit fire.

There is a  traveler in my heart
I dream that one day I may depart

            My Dreaming-Eyes
            White bird flying
            Across the sky  

Now comes the cooling evening that leads to dawn -
A still shadow on that house beneath the star.
You must choose alone:  are your soul’s steps led on
To wander, through darkened valley, near or far?

How I long to return to the wild
And turn again to a grown-up child

            My Dreaming-Eyes
            White bird flying
            Across the sky  

         Solo

Take your brush;  paint living stars against the night;
Walk wondrous hidden paths on the pale moonbeams -
Lift your sparkling eye to the morning star bright;
Go, my daughter:  you may manifest your dreams.

I lose your hand and I wave good-bye
Then turn to love as I start to fly

            My Dreaming-Eyes
            White bird flying
            Across the sky

            My Dreaming-Eyes
            White bird flying
            Across the sky  



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Wonderful writing, beautiful advice. Jeff kindly allowed me to share this with you. Jeff also composes classical music to rival Mozart's, plays multiple instruments, and sings. He is, in every genre, completely self-taught. He learned to compose classical music from library books, quite astounding. I am very proud of him. He is also a sweet soul, and very hilarious. We cackle together often. We will have a visit during my time away, and I will treasure every moment.

Lisa has also been writing over the years, and has just had a poem - my favourite poem of hers -  accepted for a Canadian anthology. I can't share it here, as it is hers, plus being accepted for publication, it likely cant appear anywhere else. 

Needless to say, I am a proud mama - proud of all four of my chicks, all incredible beings.

The Maestro


8 comments:

  1. Well might you be proud! SO much is involved in loving,and these moments are the best--seeing your children giving to each other and fullfilling themselves, wanting to take you along ...

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  2. What a great poem Sherry. Wow. I'd be so proud too. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  3. Bon voyage, Sweetie, and best wishes for your health and happiness.
    I love Jeff's poem, especially the first line of the third stanza. And congratulations to Lisa (I think I'm just the teeniest bit jealous of her).
    Luv, K

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  4. Enjoy your trip, Sherry! What a nice company you share your adventure with! Much Love :)xx

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  5. It's no wonder you are so proud of your chicks, Sherry! And what a gift that has been bestowed upon you. Jeff Siddhartha seems a quite sensitive soul.

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  6. I think my ability has been a little exaggerated. Nevertheless, thanks for your kindly words of affection; I treasure them greatly! <3

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  7. Oh Sherry..Hope Jeff Siddhartha also joins our band @ poetry sites...that would be fun...Have a wonderful trip :)

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