Drum

The wooden floors vibrated
from the sound of many drums
Rhythm everywhere around
enjoyed by everyone
And I danced to special timbre
pulsated by the beat
from heart and soul and head and hands
right down to my feet

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

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I danced

I danced like no one was watching
really let myself go
right from the start when the music was fast
to the moment it took me down slow

I danced when the goosebumps tingled
right there all down my spine
I danced as all of the music
was unique and especially mine

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

For an ear

I am music and pleasure
for those with an ear
Hours of contentment
for freedom and cheer

I give goosebumps and shivers
those down the spine
when you hear something good
or especially fine

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

Jimi

And here’s me listening
with nigh on fifty years passed
New sound from Jimi’s sweet guitar
still giving me a blast

“Both sides of the Sky” – a new release
in twenty eighteen
Music still gives me goosebumps
however it may seem

Sweet listening pleasure, simple things
I’m in my element here
Star-spangles live on through the years
for those who have an ear

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

“Both sides of the sky”  was released on March 9, 2018 and is the third release in a trilogy of posthumously released “archival recordings” from Jimi Hendrix who passed away in September 1970. The trilogy also includes ‘Valleys of Neptune” (2010) and “People, Hell and Angels” (2013).

Good friend music

Open fire, St James’
folk music and a beer
My soulmate and two daughters
on a Sunday with me here

Waiting for the music, chilled
good conversation flows
The band arrives, the music plays
and dancing with it grows

The rhythm and the atmosphere
the tapping of the feet
and us beside the roaring fire
enjoying welcome heat

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Photo – open fire at the St James’ Tavern, Brighton for ‘Beggar’s Belief’, Sunday 26 March 2018 – Jempics

A song for the way

5 of 5 in the Jemverse ’31’ series

We lost sight of our accordion player
as we wandered, singing our song
But he was just lagging behind us
as we slowly ambled along

So, reaching the base of escarpment
Fulking Village just ahead there to find
We turned and up there high above us
we found him in the sunshine

Reunited, the company’s spirits
in song were rekindled anew
and together we lifted our voices
For that’s what we wanderers do

©Jemverse

Photo – (top) Our accordion player at the crest of Fulking Escarpment, South Downs, Sussex; (bottom) – in full swing at The Shepherd & Dog, Fulking Village – Jempics

Music in mind

Each month with new music
I’ll chop and I’ll change
and the playlists I use
I will oft re-arrange
So I’m grateful for i-pods
with music in mind
as with buds in my ears
I can always unwind

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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