For as long as I can remember. I have loved poetry. The sound and meaning of words creatively strung together to express an idea; emotion; a serious or a silly thought, has the power to transform a person's mood or environment in an instance. I have read and sung the words of many poets, verses of scripture; librettos, plays and novels. The combing of words and sounds; rhythms and melodies has the power to transcend all boundaries and can penetrate the most resistant mind and the hardest heart. When words combined on breath and vibration and expressed with human emotion the voice, become a marriage of mind, body and soul.
Our human song is born of our unique experience on this temporal plane we call life. This is a song that the angels cannot sing. When we as singers combine our natural musical gift of voice with the discipline of musicianship, intellectual and spiritual contemplation, and life experience, we turn our words and melodies into the highest form of gratitude we can show our divine creator.
What do you think?