Dear friends of music and art by Ralf Christoph Kaiser and The Bedtime Story online, today we start the next round with the first poem of season 4: poem 21: "How poetry is to me". It is a musical poem which is very much It is a playful bass, pizzicato strings, an analog organ that has been slightly distorted in combination with a modern Wurlizer, plus percussion, drums and timpani, and brass instruments in the background .
It is a very moving and rather funny piece which also comes across a bit like jumping.
You can buy the sheet music in the RalfChristophKaiser.com store.
The cover for the song was created last night. It shows the night sky with the brightly shining Venus and the Vosges Mountains in the background, in the foreground I can be seen in profile with a hat and ponytail. The photo was exposed for about 30 seconds with self-timer, hence this blurred shadow effect from me. It was a great pleasure to take this photo and it looks a bit like I want to hold Venus in my arms or to catch it.
The poem 21: "How poetry is to me" was created on December 18, 2017 and describes the process and the feeling that I often have when I write poetry.
A bit of ethereal subtlety is necessary so that the poetry is as easy and relaxed as I have seen it before.
I hope you enjoy the piece.
Thanks for your support!
Here are the lyrics
How the poetry is to me 18.12.2017
Poetry is like a whir of many muses and divine inspiration
Around me and inside me
I hear the words purring in love like a cat on my lap
I feel word for word in a fort
So that it rhymes, I use something like the astral glue
I keep everything else secret
It feels so good
When the words pour out
Like a good wine
Every drop wants to be there
In the greatest happiness
Love always resonates
It often feels like I'm at home with myself
I'm my poet