3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 3

One final thank you to Ana P. Rose for asking me to take part in the 3-Day Quote Challenge, and for reawakening an old urge to write something other than prose. ❤

 

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“A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” William Shakespeare

Love came for her on splendid wings of blue

and bones so brown

earth wept for joy,

And left her slashed

and cleft

and rootless

thirsty

fading to a blur of light

so dim

so far away,

she learned to love

with half

a heart

her face uplifted

to the dawn

of Time

~~~str  6/24/16

 

 

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3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 2

Thanks again to Ana P. Rose for tagging me into another 3-Day Quote Challenge. Please visit her enchanting site.

 

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Not an organic rose. The Beast’s Enchanted one.

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis

3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 1

Thank you Ana P. Rose for tagging me in the 3-Day Quote Challenge. Ana’s a student discovering through research and poetry the importance of emotional intelligence, and deciphering what it means to be  genuinely human. Please visit her site. There is much beauty there.

In her honor, my theme is The Rose.

 
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“Truths and roses have thorns about them.” Henry David Thoreau

3-Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

With one last thanks to Ioana, composer, songwriter, and music & piano teacher who writes Music Teacher Lifestyle, I offer my third and final “Musical Quote”. And after that, I hope you’ll give your ears a different adventure by letting them listen to Ioana’s Listening Days.

Sometimes certain lyrics get stuck in your head. The first time I heard this, these words were those lyrics. I’ve linked the official video in the title. Warning: Unless your blood has turned your heart into iron ore, be ready to shed a few tears.

I like to think this is what Gerard Way thought when he broke up the band and crushed my emo soul.

And now, but not currently, and never again, My Chemical Romance, from Black Parade, Cancer:

“And if you say

Goodbye today

I’d ask you to be true,

‘Cause the hardest part of this is leaving you.”

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Gracious Ioana, composer, songwriter, and music & piano teacher who writes Music Teacher Lifestyle, challenged me to the 3-Day Quote Challenge. How could I say no? To honor her, my theme is “Musical Quotes”.
My favorite classical composer is Ludwig van Beethoven. Energy charges through his creations like
wild horses stampeding across the plains, or
stormy waves breaking over a ship’s bow, or
new love ravaging a tender heart.
His brilliance will not be denied, and people all over the world listen and interpret for themselves.
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Mark Nystrom’s painted interpretation of Beethoven’s 9th. Honest.

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

The lovely Ioana, who lives in Bucharest, Romania, has challenged me to the 3-Day Quote Challenge. She is the composer, song writer, and music & piano teacher who  writes Music Teacher Lifestyle.  To honor all Ioana does to make the world more beautiful, my theme is “Musical Quotes”.

Stephen Schwartz has composed many world-famous musicals, captivating our hearts with his ability to touch the Truth in our souls. Wicked, is the real story behind the Witches of Oz, Glinda (soon to become the Good Witch of the North) and Elphaba (destined to become the Wicked Witch of the West). Having been reluctant roommates who became friends, they’ve come to the moment they must go their separate ways.

“For Good” celebrates the power friendship has to make changes in our lives, our hearts, and our selves.

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“Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…
Because I knew you…

I have been changed for good.” Glinda and Elphaba

With thanks to DailyMusings at A Day in the Life for reminding me of Wicked‘s glorious music.