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When the world is too much with me
And I long to fly away
I lay back in contentment
And listen to music play
Rachmaninov is my God
Puccini makes me cry
The symphony is my home
For the Opera I would die

Whenever terror strikes me
And I think I'll lose my mind
I put my feet up on the chaise
And leave my cares behind
I don't need mental help
Or even Dr. Phil
I just listen to the violins
I have no need for pills

This is my private place
Far away from strife
Music is a gift from God
I will treasure all my life

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "My Secret Place"
by Beatrice Boyle

Thanks Pen....
I forgot to include that a glass of wine is also part of that little scene...I guess we meet on common ground on that one!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 30, 2005 )

Four Seasons,,,is one of my many
music loves that pace my life into the slow mode. Listening to Elton John's newest Cd right now......nice to listen to someone else's words when I can't find my own to gather and write.

This is so nice Bea, so much like I would imagine you to be. Very well written and you gathered such a nice bouquet of words....yours are fresh floral words that are heavenly Scent.....

Thanks for sharing this Bea.


( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: May 30, 2005 )

Music, Music, Music

Trouble is Bea I remember Teresa Brewer- Music, Music, Music!

But yes, music sets the scene and I have always used it for mood setting, whether to relax or even the opposite when about to attend a meeting with all barrels blazing.

But the words of some songs can eat into you soul and make you very humble too... no examples..., too many!

Good poem, only music and poetry, as art forms, seem to have a direct link to the soul like this....possibly with the exception of smell (cooking etc.) But the way to a man's heart is through his stomache..

Have fun,


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: May 30, 2005 )

Music to my ears Bob.
OK Bob...start the music...I'll bring the wine...and maybe some of my lasagne.

I also have an extensive library of Opera videos...(mostly Puccini) but also have Wagner, Verdi, Carmen,etc. Name your poison! lol


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

Me too Dareva!
I love Four Seasons too Dareva! Play it at least every other day, while doing my chores...that and Mozart keep the energy up!

But when I'm "Really" stressed out or at my lowest, and want to zone out...a theme from Mahler's Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto, transports me to another world and completely relax's me! (Try it Dar, you don't always have to listen to the whole piece, but can buy tapes that feature just the themes from all of these works.!) Hope you're feeling better!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

Gotch ya Ivor!!
Ha, Ivor...I remember that bundle of energy too! I always thought she was too loud and had to turn down the volume whenever I heard her. (Keep this up Ivor, and I'll suspect youre older than I you'll tell me you did your homework to the beat of the Andrews Sisters!) lol.

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

Three Little Fishes?

Would that be 'Three Little Fishes' sung to me when I was a baby? or 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!

I'd better go back out and sit under the apple tree to listen to some music...


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

A votre sante` Tina.
Hi happy you were able to zone out...zzzzzz!

You didn't mention a glass of wine to go with it...come to think of it...the combination is like "which came first...the chicken or the egg!"
Either way...we win! They BOTH take us out of this world!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

Music is
Bea, if we all could sit down and share a glass of wine and a nice sound system, I would want to hear "Elvira Madigan" by Mozart, or
maybe "Moonlight" by Beethoven. But I am quite content to share poems with you and the rest of the group. I think of my poems as being my own clumsy attempts to copy the great composers in words like Tennyson, Shakspeare, or Frost. Thanks for the poems. Keep writing! I will be listening for the familiar music of your work.

( Posted by: SamPark [Member] On: June 1, 2005 )

Mozart & Beethoven.
Thanks Sam...I too love "Elvira Madigan" just lulls you into dreamy contentment! (Usually, I play Mozart to wake me up and give me energy!)

Hearing "Moonlight Sonata" takes me back to my student piano playing days when I could master the broad octaves without straining to stretch my fingers...I think that's where I earned my hand teacher kept smacking my hands with a ruler when I hit a wrong note! lol


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 1, 2005 )

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