HeartSong #2: Fountain of Song

The singers step onto the stage Lips poised in readiness to sing The notes that bubble deep within Now gushing fresh like mountain spring ~o~ Melodies that mist the air Harmonies hang on the breeze Rhythm as we breathe as one Strike the chord, heads bob, notes cease. Inspired by my experience singing outdoors with …

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HeartSong #1: Remember, Remember

Remember, remember The boots that beat a cruel clip On streets of cobbled gravestone Remember The hushed heavy sighs in silence Crouched in crafty corners Remember The screams of sorrow as soldiers surged and the sons of Shem scattered Remember The trains that huffed and heaved Wooden walls withholding Wending through the way of woe …

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R&R: Brotherhood in Marawi

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/catch-up-tv/rebellion-in-marawi?cid=FBins When I first saw the link to this video and report, I opened it, intrigued. I didn't get around to watching it for several days, and I am thankful I did watch it in the end. I have the deepest respect for the men who told their stories in it, and for their willingness …

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NewSong MtM: Rachael Piscatello

Hello Rachael! I'm glad you were willing to join me on this series. Rachael is one of the sweetest and yet most focused individuals I have had the pleasure to meet. Her duet of "Safe and Sound" with her sister Lois, during a choir fundraiser concert, was one of the best covers of that song …

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NewSong MtM: Daneen Krygsheld

Hello Daneen! I'm glad you were willing to join me on this series. Daneen is the one on the right of the picture, accompanied by Corrine and Annie. Daneen and I were never formally introduced to each other before NewSong, and I have quickly grown to appreciate her deadpan humour, as well as her impressively …

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RGT#6: Evening Color

Blue sweeping across the heavens, a felt curtain; Grey streaks, like wisdom’s kisses on old heads; Silver faintly peeking through the curtain of blue – The eye of the Father, watching his children through the falling night. ~o~ Brown framed in wizened fingers of worn wood; Black spearing skyward, starkly scarring the clear horizon. ~o~ …

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NewSong Intros: Corrine Alderfer

Hello Corrine! I'm glad you were willing to join me on this series. I had no idea Corrine was in the Genevans choir, and I only found that fact out after the NewSong list was posted. Though she has a soft-spoken, friendly demeanour, it hides a beautifully clear voice and surprising occasional wit. If you …

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NewSong MTM: Eden Smith

Hello Eden! I'm glad to have you here to hit the midway point in these introductions on a strong note! 😉 Eden is NewSong 2017's pitch-giver, and in spite of being the youngest member of our group, has probably the most musical responsibility and experience. She knows how to both sing hard and play hard. …

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RGT #5: TREE OF LIFE

Azure Gossamer skylight draping down A lush patchwork of turquoise-robed fairies Perched sprightly on frames of weather-worn hardwood Reaching heavenward for the guardian of the day  Shining                    Nurturing                      Shading Beaming               Nourishing               Assuring Pillar of life and timeless …

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