Risultati della ricerca per: 2003

R.E.M. – Best of R.E.M. – In Time (1988 – 2003) – Full album.


I R.E.M. sono stati un gruppo rock statunitense attivo dal 1980 al 2011.[2]

Formatosi ad Athens (Georgia) il 5 aprile 1980 (data riconosciuta dalla stessa band come atto di fondazione vera e propria del gruppo, che provava assieme sotto diversi nomi già dal 1979), la sigla R.E.M. sta per rapid eye movement, la fase del sonno in cui si sogna; i componenti del gruppo scelsero tale nome anche perché “suonava bene”. La pronuncia inglese è lettera per lettera (/ɑː iː ɛm/), ma in italiano viene generalmente pronunciata come acronimo (“rèm”).

Nell’arco degli ultimi 25 anni, i R.E.M. sono stati riconosciuti come uno dei gruppi più importanti per la definizione dell’estetica della musica underground e indie degli Stati Uniti.[3] La loro influenza, infatti, si estende ancora oggi su moltissime formazioni, etichette e scene musicali.[4]

Il gruppo ha virtualmente definito l’espressione “rock alternativo” degli anni ottanta (college rock)[5], dimostrando alle stazioni radio, un po’ alla volta, che trasmettere brani con prevalente uso delle chitarre non era una cosa negativa.[6]

Nella loro trentennale carriera hanno venduto all’incirca 85 milioni di dischi.[7]

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.E.M._%28gruppo_musicale%29

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. released its first single, “Radio Free Europe“, in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band’s first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single “The One I Love“. The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, catapulting it to international fame, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People(1992), which veered from the band’s established sound. R.E.M.’s 1994 release, Monster, was a return to a more rock-oriented sound, but still continued its run of success. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US$80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. Its 1996 release, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, though critically acclaimed, fared worse commercially than expected. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success, despite having sold more than 85 million records worldwide and becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.[4] In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded amicably in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.

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Pubblicità

Senza sosta – Incessantly


Senza sosta

Morbida acqua avvolge
eppure possiede la forza
di scavare la roccia

Goccia a goccia
si dona la speranza
che nutre gli attimi
pieni di vitale coraggio

Tu sarai ora donna
che si conduce
verso caparbio sentiero

– Vivi e continua la lotta –
perchè tutto abbia il vigore
della rinascita senza mai sosta

10.12.2003 Poetyca

Incessantly

Soft water wraps
yet has the power
to dig the rock

Drip
gives hope
that feeds the moments
full of life-courage

You will hours woman
which leads
wayward path toward

– Live and continues the fight –
because everything has the force
rebirth never stop

10.12.2003 Poetyca

Sinfonie arcane – Ancient symphonies


Sinfonie arcane

Conducimi nel luogo
che tu conosci
con una cascata
ai piedi dell’arcobaleno
Portami dove il sorriso
tinge le pareti
del tuo immenso cielo
Raccontami di storie
e leggende arcane
dove ogni sogno
ha la voce del cuore
Sostieni il mio cammino
stringendomi la mano
e tutto avrà i colori
che sono noi sceglieremo
Parlami al buio
con il sussurro
di vento compagno
Guidami con la forza
di speranza senza nome
capace di cambiare la vita
dove catturano paure
Sii per me compagno
oltre ogni confine

06.09.2003 Poetyca

Ancient symphonies

Lead in place
you know
with a cascade
foot of the rainbow
Take me where the smile
tinged walls
your immense sky
Tell stories
legends and arcane
where every dream
has the voice of the heart
Support my way
shaking my hand
and all the colors will
which we will choose
Talk in the dark
with the whisper
wind mate
Guide me with the force
hope nameless
able to change your life
where fears capture
Be for me mate
beyond any boundary

06.09.2003 Poetyca

Preghiera – Prayer


Preghiera

« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »

Novalis
La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.
Forme di preghiera pubblica
Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.
Forme di preghiera privata
Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).
Bibliografia
Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)
Prayer
Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted
Forms of prayer
Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic
The act of worship
Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.

Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove
Germanic paganism
An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins
Abrahamic religions
Bible
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament
Judaism
Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.
Rationalist approach to prayer
In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.
Educational approach to prayer
In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).
Kabbalistic approach to prayer
Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.
Christianity
Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship
Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others
Pentecostalism
In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted
Christian Science
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt
Islam
Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.
Bahá’í
Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.
Eastern religions
In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation
Buddhism
n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.
Hinduism
Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.
Jainism
Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.
Shinto
The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.
Sikhism
The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done
Taoism
Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans
Animism
Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.
America
The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat
Australia
In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers
Neopaganism
Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.
Theurgy and Western Esotericism
Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.
Meher Baba
The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preghiera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer

Phil Collins – En Concert Complet a (Paris 2004)


Philip David Charles Collins (Londra, 30 gennaio 1951) è un cantautore, polistrumentista e musicista britannico, noto sia come solista sia come componente dello storico gruppo dei Genesis.

Collins è uno dei tre artisti (insieme a Paul McCartney e Michael Jackson), ad aver venduto oltre 150 milioni di album in tutto il mondo sia come solisti che come membri principali di una band[1].

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951),[6] is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock group Genesis, and he also gained worldwide fame as a solo artist.

Collins is one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, singing the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the UK and the US between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, ranged from the atmospheric “In the Air Tonight“, dance-rock of “Sussudio“, piano-driven power balladAgainst All Odds“, to the political and religious connotations of “Another Day in Paradise“. Collins has been described by AllMusic as “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”.[1]

Collins joined Genesis in 1970 as the group’s drummer and became their lead vocalist in 1975 following the departure of the original lead singer Peter Gabriel. His solo career, which was launched in 1981 and was heavily influenced by his personal life and soul music, brought both himself and Genesis greater commercial success. Collins’s total worldwide sales as a solo artist are 150 million.[7] Collins has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his solo work.[8][9][10] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.[11][12] Collins was listed at number 22 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”.[13]

Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.[14] During his most successful period as a solo artist between 1981 and 1990, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as a U.S. number one with Genesis in 1986. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist.[15] In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”.[16] Although one of the world’s best-selling recording artists and a highly respected drummer, Collins has garnered significant criticism over the years from music journalists and fellow artists. He announced his retirement in 2011 to focus on his family life,[17][18] though he continued to write songs and in 2013 he said he was considering a return to the music industry.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Il tuo domani – Your tomorrow


Il tuo domani

Molla gli ormeggi
del tuo pensare
e ascolta solo
eco del cuore
– Rincorri
il sorriso perduto –
su frammenti di specchio
senza riflesso di luce
Ma ora il tempo è andato
non lo cercare
e odi le onde del tuo mare

Rinascerà un sogno
tra spuma e brezza
s’innalzeranno ali
di un gabbiano forte
che saluterà l’alba
per il tuo domani

22.12.2003 Poetyca

Your tomorrow

You leave the dock
your thinking
and listen only
echo of the heart
– Chases
lost his smile –
on fragments of mirror
without light reflex
But now the time is gone
look no
and hear the waves of your sea

Reborn a dream
between foam and breeze
rise wings
a strong gull
that greet the sunrise
for your tomorrow

22.12.2003 Poetyca

Attendendo la pioggia – Waiting for the rain


Attendendo la pioggia

Non è il capriccio di un attimo
un bizzarro percorso
la raccolta di nuvole
che grigie si abbattono
a togliere il fiato
e rallentano il cammino
Non è storia inventata
d’ un’anima fantasiosa
il percepire la rabbia
che tutto distrugge
Fiume senza argini
che trascina ricordi
e li proietta dove nulla
è reale pericolo
Trasformati giorni
in luoghi che vorticano
come fulmini a ciel sereno
Attendendo la pioggia
tutto sarà diverso
forza che lava
e irriga alla luce
un nuovo giorno

24.08.2003 Poetyca


Waiting for the rain

It is not the whim of a moment
an odd path
gathering clouds
gray that befall
to take your breath away
and slow down the path
It is not fiction
‘s imaginative soul
perceiving anger
that destroys all
River without banks
Remember that drag
and projects them where nothing
is real danger
Transformed days
in places that swirl
like lightning from the blue
Waiting for the rain
everything will be different
power washing
and irrigates the light
a new day

24.08.2003 Poetyca

Sipario – Curtain


Sipario

E sono qui
pagina vuota
di un lungo diario
dove la voce tace
Fogli dispersi
in un vento silente
che non cerca più nulla
Caratteri svaniti
senza più chiedere
ordine sparso
e impeto dell’anima
Sono qui disilluso incanto
di immagini da sogno
Si è alzato il sipario
e la scena è illuminata ora
dalla realtà che applaude
Muta la folla si allontana
e non tornerà più per la replica

27.08.2003 Poetyca
Curtain

And I’m here
blank page
a long diary
where the voice is silent
Sheet missing
in a silent wind
not seeking anything
Characters vanished
without asking
any order
and impetus of the soul
Here are disillusioned charm
pictures of dream
He raised the curtain
and the scene is illuminated hours
applauds the fact that
Outline the crowd away
and never come back for replication

27.08.2003 Poetyca

La tua emozione – Your emotions


La tua emozione

Non è mai sprecato
quello che sei
che dici e che fai:
le parole
i pensieri
e i sentimenti
Nessun chicco di riso
disperso nel vento
nessuna voce
strozzata dal silenzio
Sono tanti i passi
che percorri
in un lungo cammino
e non sai cosa resta
di un pugno di cose
lontane forse
ma rese vive
non dalla ragione
che non tutto conosce
ma dalle ali del cuore
che colorano tutto
rendendolo magico
Tu lo sai che il tempo
non fa paura
quando sei sicuro
che quella che importa
è la vita che tocca
la tua emozione

15.08.2003 Poetyca


Your emotions

It is never wasted
what you
you say and do:
words
thoughts
and feelings
No grain of rice
lost in the wind
no entries
strangled by the silence
There are many steps
which runs
a long way
and do not know what is
a handful of things
distant perhaps
but brought to life
no reason
that not everyone knows
but winged heart
that colors everything
making magic
You know that time
not scary
when you’re safe
that what matters
is life that touches
your emotion

15.08.2003 Poetyca

Bruce Cockburn playlist


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Bruce Cockburn (Ottawa, 27 maggio 1945) è un cantautore canadese.

Il suo stile, con il personalissimo modo di suonare la chitarra, fonde generi come pop, folk, rock, reggae e jazz. Le liriche sono ispirate dalla sua visione umanistica e metafisica della vita vicina all’etica cristiana. 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC (/ˈkbərn/; born May 27, 1945)[1] is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality.

In 2014, he released his memoirs, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir.[2]  

Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and spent some of his early years on a farm outside Pembroke, Ontario. He has stated in interviews that his first guitar was one he found around 1959 in his grandmother’s attic, which he adorned with golden stars and used to play along to radio hits.[3] Cockburn attended Nepean High School, where his 1964 yearbook photo states his desire “to become a musician”.[4]He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for three semesters in the mid-1960s. In 1966 he joined an Ottawa band called The Children, which lasted for about a year. In the spring of 1967 he joined the final lineup of The Esquires. He moved to Toronto that summer to form The Flying Circus with former Bobby Kris & The Imperials members Marty Fisher and Gordon MacBain and ex-Tripp member Neil Lillie. The group recorded some material in late 1967 (which remains unreleased) before changing its name to Olivus in the spring of 1968, by which time Lillie (who changed his name to Neil Merryweather) had been replaced by Dennis Pendrith from Livingstone’s Journey. Olivus opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream in April 1968. That summer Cockburn broke up the band with the intention of going solo, but ended up in the band 3’s a Crowd with David Wiffen, Colleen Peterson, and Richard Patterson, who had been a co-member of The Children. Cockburn left 3’s a Crowd in the spring of 1969 to pursue a solo career.

Cockburn’s first solo appearance was at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1967, and in 1969 he was a headliner. In 1970 he released his self-titled, solo album. Cockburn’s guitar work and songwriting won him an enthusiastic following. His early work featured rural and nautical imagery and Biblical metaphors. Raised as an agnostic, early in his career he became a Christian.[5] Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to Christianity, which in turn informs his concerns for human rights and environmentalism. His references to Christianity include the Grail imagery of 20th-century Christian poet Charles Williams and the ideas of theologian Harvey Cox.[6]

In 1970 Cockburn became partners with Bernie Finkelstein in the music publishing firm Golden Mountain Music.[7]

While Cockburn had been popular in Canada for years, he did not have a big impact in the United States until 1979, with the release of the album Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws. “Wondering Where the Lions Are“, the first single from that album, reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in June 1980, and earned Cockburn an appearance on NBC‘s hit TV show Saturday Night Live.

Cockburn was married from 1969 to 1980 and has a daughter from that marriage.[citation needed] He wrote the song “Little Seahorse”, released on In the Falling Dark, in late 1975 about the time when his daughter wasin utero.[citation needed]

Through the 1980s Cockburn’s songwriting became increasingly urban, global and political as he became more involved with progressive causes. His political concerns were first hinted at on the albums: Humans,Inner City Front and The Trouble with Normal. They became more evident in 1984, with his second US radio hit, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” (No. 88 in the US) from the Stealing Fire album. He had written the song a year earlier, after visiting Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico that were attacked by Guatemalan military helicopters. His political activism continues to the present. Cockburn has travelled to countries such as Mozambique and Iraq, played benefit concerts, and written songs on a variety of subjects ranging from the International Monetary Fund to land mines. His internationalist bent is reflected in the many world musicinfluences in his music, including reggae and Latin music.

In 1991 Intrepid Records released Kick at the Darkness, a tribute album to Cockburn whose title comes from a phrase in his song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time“. It features the Barenaked Ladies‘ cover of that song, which became their first Top 40 hit and an element in their early success. This lyric was also referenced by U2 in their song “God Part II” from their album Rattle and Hum.

In the early 1990s, Cockburn teamed with T-Bone Burnett for two albums, Nothing but a Burning Light and Dart to the Heart. The latter included a song, “Closer to the Light”, inspired by the death of songwriter Mark Heard, a close friend of Cockburn and Burnett. Cockburn frequently refers to Heard as his favourite songwriter and he was one of many artists who paid tribute to Heard on an album and video titled Strong Hand of Love.

In 1998 Cockburn travelled with filmmaker Robert Lang to Mali, West Africa, where he jammed with Grammy Award-winning blues musician Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabate. The month-long journey was documented in the film River of Sand, which won the Regard Canadien award for best documentary at the Vues d’Afrique Film Festival in Montreal. It was also invited for competition at the International Festival of Environmental Films in Paris.[8]

Some of Cockburn’s previously published material had been collected in several albums: Resume, Mummy Dust, and Waiting for a Miracle. His first greatest hits collection was Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979–2002, released in 2002.

In January 2003 Cockburn finished recording his 21st album, You’ve Never Seen Everything, which features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips, Sarah Harmer, Hugh Marsh, Jonell Mosser, Larry Taylor and Steven Hodges. (Taylor and Hodges, formerly of Canned Heat who performed at Monterey and Woodstock in the 1960s, may be known best for their work with Tom Waits).

Cockburn performed a set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, on July 2, 2005. Speechless, an instrumental compilation of new and previously released material, was released on October 24, 2005. His 22nd album, Life Short Call Now, was released on July 18, 2006.

Canadian senator and retired general Roméo Dallaire, who is active in humanitarian fundraising and promoting awareness, appeared on stage at the University of Victoria with Cockburn. The October 4, 2008, concert was held to aid the plight of child soldiers.[9]

In 2009 Cockburn travelled to Afghanistan to visit his brother, Capt. John Cockburn, and to play a concert for Canadian troops. He performed his 1984 song “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” and was temporarily awarded an actual rocket launcher by the military. Cockburn has stated that, while unsure of the original Invasion of Afghanistan, he supported Canada’s role there.[10]

Cockburn released his studio album Small Source of Comfort in 2011. “Lois on the Autobahn”, a cheerful and experiential instrumental recalling “Rouler sa bosse” from Salt, Sun and Time is a tribute to Cockburn’s mother, Lois, who succumbed to cancer in 2010.[citation needed]

Cockburn married his longtime girlfriend M.J. Hannett shortly after the birth of his second daughter, Iona (b. November 2011) in 2011.[11][12] As of 2014, the family lives in the San Francisco area, where Cockburn is writing his memoirs up to 2004.[13]

A documentary film, Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage,[14][15] was released in 2013 on television and a brief theatrical showing; directed by Joel Goldberg, gave a rare look into Cockburn’s music, life and politics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

My “Best Of… Elvis Costello And The Attractions” Compilation



Elvis Costello, pseudonimo di Declan Patrick MacManus (Londra, 25 agosto 1954), è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico. Ha iniziato la sua carriera negli anni settanta come esponente della scena pub rock londinese, prima che il suo nome venisse associato ai movimenti punk e new wave della seconda metà degli anni ’70.[1]

Il suo acclamato album d’esordio My Aim Is True è stato registrato nel 1976. Poco tempo dopo ha formato il gruppo The Attractions, che lo ha accompagnato negli anni seguenti.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha vinto numerosi premi, incluso un Grammy Award ed ha ricevuto due nomination ai BRIT Award nella categoria “Best British Male”. Elvis Costello e The Attractions sono inclusi nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nel 2004 Costello è stato inserito nella lista dei 100 artisti più grandi di tutti i tempi secondo Rolling Stone alla posizione #80.[2]

Tra le sue canzoni più celebri vi sono Alison, Everyday I Write the Book, I Wanna Be Loved, God’s Comic, Shipbuilding, I Almost Had a Weakness, The Man Out of Time, She e Almost Blue.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter.[3] He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s.[4][5] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording his first album he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year’s Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single “Oliver’s Army”. His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6]

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.[7]

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.[8] In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[9] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Tra il nulla – Between nothing


Tra il nulla

Anacoreta stanco
di fitte e di campane
su una strada dispersa
e non sarà più
passo di danza
lungo la vita
trafitta dal destino
che non ha più musica
e solo il nero della fame
tra canti soavi
di un lama tibetano

Tutto alle spalle
nella salita di un monte
che conduca alla porta
dell’anima inascoltata
Sarà nuova coreografia
tra sublimi istanti
nella musica del silenzio
Sarà la ricerca che riempia
la capacità di trovare
acqua nel deserto
tra il nulla di chi non comprende

29.11.2003 Poetyca

Between nothing

Anchorite tired
of dense and bells
scattered on a road
and will no longer
dancing passages
long life
transfixed by the fate
which has no music
only black and hunger
between sweet song
a Tibetan lama

All behind
the ascent of a mountain
leading to the door
unheard soul
Will be new choreography
from sublime moments
music of silence
We will be looking to fill
the ability to find
water in the desert
between those who does not understand anything

29.11.2003 Poetyca

Neil Young – The Needle & The Damage Done


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Neil Percival Young (Toronto, 12 novembre 1945) è un cantautore e chitarrista canadese.

Dopo aver debuttato giovanissimo con la storica formazione dei Buffalo Springfield e aver raggiunto il successo nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,[1] Neil si è imposto come uno dei più carismatici e influenti cantautori degli anni settanta,[2] contribuendo a ridefinire la figura del songwriter con album come After the Gold Rush e il vendutissimo Harvest.[3]

Artista solitario e tormentato,[3] capace di passare con disinvoltura dalla quiete della ballata acustica alla brutalità della cavalcata rock, per l’approccio spesso volutamente “grezzo” che contraddistingue tanto i suoi dischi quanto i suoi concerti è stato considerato da alcuni un precursore del punk,[3] mentre la ruvida passione delle sue performance ha spinto tanto la critica quanto gli appassionati e gli stessi musicisti ad acclamarlo negli anni novanta padrino del grunge.[3][4] È stato inoltre un personaggio determinante per l’evoluzione di generi come l’alternative country[5] e l’alternative rock in generale.[6]

Tratti inconfondibili del suo stile sono la voce acuta e nasale, la chitarra “sporca” e cacofonica, i testi introspettivi e malinconici (specie nella cosiddetta Trilogia del dolore,[7] culminata nell’album Tonight’s the Night,[8] da molti ritenuto il primo concept album della storia del rock a misurarsi con temi quali il dolore e la perdita) nonché l’immancabile camicia di flanella, divenuta negli anni un autentico status symbol alternativo.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young

Neil Percival Young, OC OM[4][5] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadowsinstrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”.[7] He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.[8]

Young’s music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[9][10][11] and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice.[12][13] Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound.

While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including swing and electronic music, most of his best known work is either acousticfolk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young. His influence has caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.[14]

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979),Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man(1995).

Young is an environmentalist[15] and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement.[16][17] In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School,[18] an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his ex-wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California.[19] Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship.[20] On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba,[5] and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young

 

Ali di carta – Paper wings


Ali di carta
Ali di carta
si dispiegano lievi
ed il vento
non le potrà strappare
Nessun sogno sbiadisce
se saprai accoglierne
in un sussurro la forza
fai respirare le tue speranze
e non indossare ali di cartone
Solo ali di carta
piume leggere
che sfiorano vita
senza rumore
09.08.2003 Poetyca
Paper wings
Paper wings
unfold minor
and the wind
will not rip
No dream fades
If you can accept
a whisper in the force
you breathe your hopes
and do not wear cardboard wings
Only paper wings
light feathers
that touch lives
noiseless
09.08.2003 Poetyca

Dimmi – Tell me


Dimmi

Dimmi chi è
quell’uomo
che ti appare
dal fondo di uno specchio

Dimmi come
vuole ingannare
con le parole
che non gli appartengono

Dimmi del vuoto
che riempie
con colori d’illusione
messi in vetrina

Dimmi degli occhi
senza luce
perduta per strada
che ingannano ancora

Dimmi chi sei
tu che prendi tutto
e non comprendi
di non valere nulla

Dimmi quante sono
tutte le maschere
che indossi ora
perché non sai aprire il cuore

Dimmi della fuga
da te stesso
per meglio apparire
perduto nel nulla

Dimmi quando
è iniziato questo gioco
che senza regole
è oggi la tua prigione

Dimmi la verità
e smetti il tuo inganno
che leggo oltre le pagine
di apparenze e di parole

14.03.2003 Poetyca

Tell me

Tell me who is
man
that appears
from the bottom of a mirror

Tell me how
want to cheat
with words
that do not belong

Tell me about the empty
that fills
color illusion
showcased

Tell me eye
without light
lost road
that trick again

Tell me who you are
that you take everything
and do not understand
worth nothing

Tell me how many are
All Masks
hours that you wear
because you can not open our hearts

Tell me of the escape
yourself
appear to better
lost in the void

Tell me when
started this game
without rules
Today is your prison

Tell me the truth
and stop your deception
I read over the pages
of appearances and words

14.03.2003 Poetyca

Soft Cell


Soft Cell è un duo britannico di musica elettronica dei primi anni ottanta che riscosse un buon successo di pubblico e di critica, composto da: Marc Almond (voce) e David Ball (sintetizzatore) e riformatosi poi nel 2003.

Le loro canzoni, di orientamento musicale synth-pop, oltre che raccontare storie d’amore, si focalizzano spesso su tematiche controverse quali il sesso estremo, il travestitismo, l’uso di droghe e persino l’omicidio.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Cell

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of “Tainted Love” (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.

In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including “Tainted Love” (#1 UK), “Torch” (#2 UK), “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” (#3 UK), “What!” (#3 UK), and “Bedsitter” (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed from 2001 to 2004 to tour and record new material, releasing their fifth studio album, Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002.

Soft Cell’s songs have been covered by various artists including Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, Marilyn Manson, and A-ha.[4] Their track, “Memorabilia”, earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre.[5] The duo have sold 10 million records worldwide.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Cell

Quando scrivi – When writing


Quando scrivi

Quando scrivi puoi sentire dentro sensazioni accese da quello che vedi intorno,
da emozioni che prorompono e ti ci adagi piano…
Tendi l’orecchio del cuore e assapori ogni istante.
Comunicare è desiderio di portare quanto hai scoperto,
quanto è inciso e temi di perdere come i cristalli
di ghiaccio che perdono le loro geometrie se compare il sole,
eppure il sole riscalda e si dona.
Ogni attimo è ricchezza che sfiori piano, per paura di perdere ogni cosa…
Ti accorgi che se racconti o scrivi quello che giace semiaddormentato dentro di te
hai la capacità magica di dar vita agli stessi sorrisi o alle stesse paure
in chi assorbe e raccoglie le tue parole,ti accorgi che se leggi o ti raccontano
di paure o sogni tu stessa sei capace di raccoglierne ogni aspetto.
Un pensiero è una freccia scagliata che attraversa l’infinito e annulla
il tempo se lo scrivi e lo regali a chi lo raccoglie.
Ti accorgi di quanto sia illusione credere distante altre persone
che possono leggerti dentro se solo raccolgono quanto scrivi.
Allora nulla è distante se tutti possono attraversare la strada che porta
al tuo cuore…
Basta uno spazio bianco da riempire con tanti caratteri che composti insieme
possono dare senso a parole e immagini interiori,
basta proiettarsi verso lo spazio e restituire a se stessi e agli altri
la dimensione dei pensieri nati improvvisi come lampi da catturare.

Tutto questo è un percorso magico che apre la porta che da cuore a cuore
permette una comunicazione oltre le parole e quanto è possibile dire.
Scrivere non deve mai essere usato come arma,si deve infatti sempre servire
la coerenza e la verità, abbiamo infatti un’opportunità per donare il meglio possibile, nel rispetto di se stessi e degli altri, della Poesia e dell’Arte che non vanno strumentalizzate come mezzo di offesa ma vanno rispettate apportando un contributo sincero, senza competizioni,
senza disprezzare il lavoro degli altri,senza derubare quanto altri condividono.
Scrivere è confronto con se stessi,trasmettere sentimenti è una responsabilità che ci deve insegnare ad avere la mente sgombra, ad offrire sempre coerenza e la parte migliore di noi stessi, per portare sempre amorevolezza e compassione.

08.04.2003 Poetyca

When writing

When you write you feel burning sensation inside that you see around
burst of emotions that we sit and we plan …
I listen the heart and savor every moment.
Communicating is the desire to bring what you have discovered,
what is engraved and themes of losing like crystals
ice lose their geometry if you see the sun,
yet the sun warm and giving.
Each moment has richness that touches floor, for fear of losing everything …
You realize that if you tell or write what lies half asleep inside of you
you have the magical ability to create the same smiles and the same fears
who absorbs and collects in your words, you realize that if you hear or read
fears or dreams you yourself are able to collect every aspect.
A thought is an arrow shot through the infinite void
time if you write and gifts to those who collect.
You realize how far illusion to believe other people
that can read in only if you collect what you write.
So far nothing is where everybody can cross the road
to your heart …
Just a blank to be filled with so many characters that all compounds
can give meaning to words and images within,
just projected into space and return to themselves and others
the size of thoughts born from sudden lightning capture.

All this is a magical journey that opens the door from heart to heart
allows communication beyond words and what you can say.
Writing should never be used as a weapon, it must always serve
consistency and truth, we have an opportunity to give it the best we can, respecting themselves and others, of poetry and art that can not be exploited as a means of offense but must be respected by making a sincere contribution, without competition ,
not despise the work of others, without robbing what others share.
Writing is compared with themselves, convey feelings is a responsibility that we must teach to have an open mind, to offer more consistency and the best part of ourselves, to bring more kindness and compassion.

08.04.2003 Poetyca

Captain Beefheart


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Don Van Vliet (nato Don Glen Vliet[1]; Glendale, 15 gennaio 1941 – Arcata, 17 dicembre 2010) è stato un cantante, musicista e pittore statunitense, celebre con lo pseudonimo Captain Beefheart. Fu tra i precursori e maggiori esponenti del rock sperimentale statunitense.

« Non voglio vendere la mia musica. Vorrei regalarla, perché da dove l’ho presa non bisogna pagare per averla. »
(Don Van Vliet)
La sua esperienza musicale si sviluppò insieme ad un folto gruppo di musicisti, che si alternavano nel tempo, conosciuti come “The Magic Band”. Il gruppo cominciò la propria attività a metà degli anni sessanta, per arrivare ai primi ottanta. Van Vliet era il principale autore delle canzoni, il cantante e armonicista, con una forte attitudine per il rumorismo, ed il free jazz. Le sue composizioni sono caratterizzate da un’originale mistura di tempi dispari delle partiture e di testi surreali. Van Vliet è anche conosciuto per il suo rapporto dittatoriale con gli altri musicisti e per l’enigmatica relazione con la quale si rapportava al suo pubblico.

Van Vliet approdò nel gruppo che di lì a poco sarebbe diventato la Magic Band nel 1965, diventandone immediatamente il leader. Le loro prime canzoni mischiavano blues e rock (che rimarranno i due generi di riferimento per il gruppo), ma con il passare del tempo, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band adottarono gradualmente un approccio sempre più sperimentale[3]. Nel 1969 venne pubblicato il loro album più conosciuto ed apprezzato, Trout Mask Replica, prodotto dall’amico d’infanzia di Van Vliet, Frank Zappa. Questo lavoro è tuttora considerato una pietra miliare della musica del ‘900.

Van Vliet pubblicò diversi altri album negli anni settanta, con molte variazioni nella Magic Band. Verso la fine di quel decennio, Van Vliet cambiò completamente la formazione del gruppo, pubblicando, tra il 1978 ed il 1982, gli ultimi tre album, ricevendo un buon successo di critica ma nessun riscontro di vendite presso il pubblico.

Dopo aver annunciato la fine della sua carriera musicale, nel 1982, Van Vliet si è presentato raramente in pubblico, preferendo una vita tranquilla nella contea di Northern Humboldt (California), dove si è concentrato sulla sua attività di pittore. Il suo interesse per le arti visuali, in realtà, cominciò durante l’infanzia, quando era considerato una giovane promessa della scultura. Il suo lavoro mostra una certa affinità con l’astrattismo neo-primitivo e con l’espressionismo estetico.

Van Vliet soffriva di sclerosi multipla, malattia che divenne aggressiva negli ultimi anni della sua vita, passati nel sud della California. Alcuni degli ex-musicisti hanno riformato la Magic Band per dei concerti tenutisi tra il 2003 ed il 2006, i cui ricavati sono andati a favore della ricerca sulla malattia di cui l’artista era affetto. Van Vliet è morto la mattina del 17 dicembre 2010 all’età di 69 anni.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

Don Van Vliet (/væn ˈvliːt/, born Don Glen Vliet;was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965–1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice and his wide vocal range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music integrated blues, rock, psychedelia, and jazz with contemporary experimental composition and the avant-garde; many of his works have been classified as “art rock.” Beefheart was also known for often constructing myths about his life and for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.

A child prodigy sculptor, Van Vliet later developed an eclectic musical taste during his teen years in Lancaster, California and formed “a mutually useful but volatile” friendship with musician Frank Zappa, with whom he sporadically competed and collaborated.[8] He began performing with his Captain Beefheart persona in 1964 and joined the original Magic Band line-up, initiated by Alexis Snouffer, in 1965. The group drew attention with their cover of Bo Diddley’s “Diddy Wah Diddy”, which became a regional hit. It was followed by their acclaimed debut album Safe as Milk, released in 1967 on Buddah Records. After being dropped by two consecutive record labels, they signed to Zappa’s Straight Records. As producer, Zappa granted Beefheart unrestrained artistic freedom in making 1969’s Trout Mask Replica, which was ranked 58th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[9] Beefheart followed this up with the album Lick My Decals Off, Baby, released in 1970. In 1974, frustrated by lack of commercial success, he released two albums of more conventional rock music that were critically panned; this move, combined with not having been paid for a European tour, and years of enduring Beefheart’s abusive behavior, led the entire band to quit. Beefheart eventually formed a new Magic Band with a group of younger musicians and regained contemporary approval through three final albums: Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (1978), Doc at the Radar Station (1980) and Ice Cream for Crow (1982).

Van Vliet has been described as “one of modern music’s true innovators” with “a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity.” Although he achieved little commercial or mainstream critical success, he sustained a cult following as a “highly significant” and “incalculable” influence on an array of new wave, punk, post-punk, experimental and alternative rock musicians.[10][12] Known for his enigmatic personality and relationship with the public, Van Vliet made few public appearances after his retirement from music in 1982. He pursued a career in art, an interest that originated in his childhood talent for sculpture, and a venture which proved to be his most financially secure. His expressionist paintings and drawings command high prices, and have been exhibited in art galleries and museums across the world. Van Vliet died in 2010, having suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

Il dono di una nuvola – The gift of a cloud


 

wp-1450203289998.jpegIl dono di una nuvola – 24.09.2003

Nessun “sogno ” è vano se ancora lo cerchi
se non tieni stretta la mano e sulla parete
nel buio di una stanza ne vedi proiettata la luce

Non lacrime siano il cammino che con il peso
l’anima non sollevano e la fanno inciampare
ma sorriso sia la porta che apre il cielo

Voleranno tutti i pensieri per fermare il tempo
torneranno tutti i colori accesi d’arcobaleno
ma soltanto se tu credi ancora al giorno nuovo

Sarà un raggio di sole da un sorriso nato
la nuova forza che oltrepassa parole
e restituisce senso a lacrime che saranno stelle

La rugiada che irriga il prato è vita
nata dal dolore di una nuvola stanca
e tu sarai forza che respira aprendo ali

© Poetyca

Jethro Tull – Aqualung [Full Album]


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I Jethro Tull sono stati un gruppo rock progressivo originario di Blackpool, in Inghilterra, fondato nel 1967 dallo scozzese Ian Anderson (flauto traversopolistrumentista).
La formazione prende il nome dal pioniere della moderna agricoltura, l’agronomo Jethro Tull (1674-1741).
La loro musica è contraddistinta dalla presenza dominante del flauto traverso, suonato dal virtuoso leader Ian Scott Anderson.
Dopo un esordio all’insegna del richiamo al blues, i Jethro Tull hanno attraversato la storia del rock, sperimentando vari generi e stili, dal classico al folk rock, dal progressive al jazz rock al folk prodotto con strumentazioni acustiche.[1][2]
Hanno venduto più di 60 milioni di album in tutto il mondo[3].

Nel mese di aprile 2014 Anderson ha dichiarato che i “Jethro Tull” come band non esistono più e la volontà di lasciare l’eredità del nome continuando la sua carriera solista

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jethro_Tull_(gruppo_musicale)

Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967.[1] Initially playing blues rock, the band’s sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.[2] The band was led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and have included other significant members such as guitarist Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Doane Perry, and Barriemore Barlow, and bassists Glen Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, and Dave Pegg.

The group achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK charts, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung, Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play, and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses. Jethro Tull have sold over 60 million albums worldwide,[3] with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them.[4] They have been described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands”.[5]

The last works released as a group were in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. In April 2014, as he was concentrating on his solo career, Anderson said that Jethro Tull were finished

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jethro_Tull_(band)

Pagine nuove – New pages


Pagine nuove

Vengo a trovarti qui
tra queste tue pagine
che son nuove
anche se nate da lontano
per porgerti parole
che contengano una goccia
di gioia insieme ad un pensiero
per augurarti un viaggio sereno
tra le onde della vita

Brezze e carezze
nei sospiri di cielo
che nutrono speranze
e colorano gli attimi
con colori d’arcobaleno

Respiri del tempo
che ha inciso il passo
nelle pieghe del cuore
e sei qui a farti domande
su un destino in attesa
di risposte nuove

Socchiudi gli occhi
e raccogli i sogni
che mai smettono
d’accompagnare
istanti preziosi
senza prezzo

Sorridi ancora
mentre puoi respirare
quel dono prezioso
che palpita eterno
perché la vita
mai smette di donarsi
e di donare istanti
d’immenso valore

26.06.2003 Poetyca

New pages

I come to see you here
between these on your pages
who are new
even if born from a distance
to give us words
containing a drop
together with a thought of joy
wish you a peaceful journey
the waves of life

Breeze and caresses
the sighs of the sky
Hopes are that
and the color moments
colors of the rainbow

Breath of time
which affected the pace
in the folds of the heart
and are here to ask questions
a destiny waiting
new answers

Close my eyes
Pick up your dreams
that never stop
to accompany
precious moments
no price

Smile again
while you breathe
that precious gift
that beats forever
because life
never ceases to give himself
and to give instant
of immense value

26.06.2003 Poetyca

Ritrovi ora – Now finds



Ritrovi ora
Dimmi che puoi credere
socchiudendo gli occhi
dimmi che vedi
petali sciolti nelle brezze
cercare sogni
Allargando i cerchi del cuore
come acqua di un lago
dimmi che senti crescere
le sottili forme di vita
pronte a sfiorare
emozioni e pensieri
Sussurrante attimo
percorre brividi espansi
cattura ogni dimensione
ampliandone il senso
Esili dita accarezzano
nei silenzi estatici
il tuo raggiunto tempo
Spezzate solitudini
raccontano di voci
di sfiorate immagini
che racchiudono in gocce
la vita che nasce
Stringendo il cerchio
che allargava in piccole onde
la percepita distanza
ritrovi ora…
Il centro del tutto
che palpita in cuore
06.02.2003 Poetyca
Now finds

Tell me what you think
squinting
Tell me you see
loose petals in the breeze
search dreams
Widening circles of the heart
like water of a lake
Tell me you feel grow
the subtle forms of life
ready to tap
emotions and thoughts
Whispering moment
runs chills expanded
capture any size
extending the sense
Slender fingers caress
in the silence ecstatic
reached your time
Break solitudes
tell of entries
Touch of images
which is at drops
the origin of life
Tightening the circle
that widened into small waves
the perceived distance
find now …
The center of everything
pounding in the heart
06.02.2003 Poetyca

La tua vita – Your life


La tua vita

Ho trovato in tasca
un arcobaleno
è piccolo
ha pochi colori
ma cerca un pò di calore
per crescere ancora

Ho speranze da regalare
vogliono illuminare
tutti i visi tristi
che senza sorriso
fanno impallidire
anche la luna

Ho voglia di dare
anche a te
un soffio di vita
che sia pioggia
o sole
è la tua vita

31.01.2003 Poetyca

Your life

I found in my pocket
a rainbow
is small
has few colors
but try a little heat
to grow again

I hope to give away
want to illuminate
all the sad faces
that without a smile
are pale
the moon

I want to give
you too
a breath of life
that rain
or sun
is your life

31.01.2003 Poetyca

Sento – Feel


Sento

Sento del mare
il salmastro profumo
nella libertà ritrovata
che annulla passato
ed ombre lontane
Sento del vento carezza
che sospinge ancora
le mie ali aperte
su nuvole ridenti
e spazi di cielo
Sento vibrare nell’aria
la rotta ambita
di quel che sono stata
ed ora sono ancora :
figlia d’universo vivo
Sento scivolare
la voce di chi spezza catene
e vola libero alla ricerca
di un presente nuovo:
tutto cambia e si rinnova

27.11.2003 Poetyca

Feel

I feel sea
the salty scent
in newfound freedom
annulling past
and distant shadows
I feel the wind caress
that still drives
my wings
laughing at clouds
and spaces of sky
I feel the air vibrate
route coveted
of what I was
and now they are again:
daughter living universe
Feel myself slipping
the voice of broken chains
and fly free in search
This new one:
everything changes and is renewed

27.11.2003 Poetyca

Un attimo – A moment



Un attimo

L’emozione è un attimo
come frullio d’ali
e neve che fiocca:
piccoli palpiti
lieve sapore
Tenera dolcezza
che nutre il cuore
Sottili reti di carezze
che sfiorano sogni
senza rumore
Poi tutto svanisce
e nel respiro
resta stupore

04.02.2003 Poetyca

A moment

Emotion is a moment
as a flutter of wings
and snow flakes:
small beats
mild flavor
Tender sweetness
who has a heart
Thin networks of strokes
dreams that reach
noiseless
Then it all fades away
and breath
still wonder
04.02.2003 Poetyca

Canto d’anima – Singing soul


Canto d’anima
In silenzio il canto dell’anima
che con lieve soffio t’avvolge
sospiri che restituiscono senso
ad ogni passo andato ed al seguente
Uniti nello stupore del tempo
ormai dissolto davanti ai nostri occhi
lambiamo la riva dello spirito che ricerca
le nostre voci per comunicare l’assoluto

26.10.2003 Poetyca
Singing soul
Silently singing soul
that with slight puff t’avvolge
sighs sense that return
at every step and went to the following
United in amazing time
now dissolved before our eyes
lapping on the shore of the spirit which seeks
our voices to communicate the absolute

26.10.2003 Poetyca

Due cuori – Two hearts


Due cuori

Era un cuore solo
o forse due
ma non si sa tutt’ora
correva come il vento
nelle notti d’autunno
alla ricerca di vita
– lo chiamavano Lupo –
ma non era solitario
sapeva solo sentire
quella musica leggera
che accarezzava la vita
e la stringeva forte
senza aver mai paura
Solo una notte di luna
pensò che era meglio sparire
perché era presto
ma era anche tardi
ed allora ascoltava il brivido
di un tempo indeciso
e mentre sorrideva
era tutto un attimo d’emozione
che come una corsa d’infinito
dentro lui poteva vivere
e non chiese a nessuno la strada
e dopo la seconda luna
trovò anche l’altro cuore
ed è ancora lì che lo abbraccia
respirando piano e senza più parole

02.09.2003 Poetyca

Two hearts

It was a lonely heart
or perhaps two
but still do not know
run like the wind
in the autumn nights
looking for life
– called the Wolf –
but it was lonely
could only hear
that pop music
stroking life
and hugged
without fear
Only a moonlit night
thought it was better to disappear
because it was soon
but it was too late
and then listened to the thrill
an undecided time
and she smiled
it was all a moment of emotion
that as a race for the infinite
in he could live
and did not ask anyone the way
and after the second moon
also found the other heart
and is still there, hugged him
breathe slowly and without more words

02.09.2003 Poetyca

Eternità – Eternity


Eternità

Eternità è quel tempo
dove ogni attimo
non ha fine
e senza un prima
e neppure un dopo
puoi attraversare
ogni confine
che ostacolava
la nascita del sogno
Qui e ora
tutto prende colore
come brezza e voli
nell’anima espansa
Solo uno il suono
che dall’infinito avvolge
e non abbandona
Tutto è amore
che guida l’anima
e i suoi voli

11.09.2003 Poetyca


Eternity

Eternity is the time
where every moment
no end
and without a first
and even after a
can cross
all boundaries
which hindered
the birth of dream
Here and now
Color takes all
as wind and flying
soul expanded
Only a sound
that surrounds the infinite
and not abandon
Everything is love
that drives the soul
and its flights

11/09/2003 Poetyca

Voci d’amore – Voices of Love


Voci d’amore

Voglio essere quel che sono
– Amarti e togliere la polvere dal cuore –
tracciare sorrisi nel tuo cielo
e portare nuovi colori d’arcobaleno
con la gioia di essere finalmente noi
sospinti oltre le nuvole

Raccogliere tutte le mie forze
per un nuovo volo
che mi porti a te
tra le pieghe della tua anima
Estesi attimi senza più fine
tra quel che ero e quel che siamo

Sentire le nostre rotte nei miei respiri
che attraversano correnti
Maree d’universo avvolgono
ogni nostro istante
Allacciati dello stesso destino
che ci ha trovato ancora

Aprire la porta oltre orizzonti
essere parte dello spazio
in un viaggio oltre i ricordi
che sbriciolano le attese
tra un attimo smarrito
e la voglia di cercarsi

Resistere ancora e poi abbandonarsi
a tutte le emozioni sempre vive
fino a toccare spazi
che non erano previsti
e conoscere ora
tutto quel che siamo

Ti cercherò altra metà del cielo
saremo allora noi
parte di un universo intero
Saremo Aquile in volo
ali spiegate senza più freno
che si sfiorano nel vento

Sarai solo tu
la vita che palpita
intrecciate mani
che si sorreggono
e voci d’amore
che non si lasceranno mai

23.10.2003 Poetyca

Voices of Love

I want to be what I am
– Love you and remove dust from the heart –
draw smiles in your sky
and bring new colors of the rainbow
with the joy of finally being us
pushed beyond the clouds

Gathering all my strength
for a new flight
which leads me to you
the folds of your soul
Extended moments without end
between what I was and what we

Perceive our routes in my breathing
crossing the current
Tides enveloping universe
our every moment
Connected the same destiny
who found us yet

Open the door beyond horizons
be part of the space
in a trip across the memories
that crumbling expectations
a moment lost
and the desire to find us

Hold out and then leave ourselves
all the emotions live
to touch areas
that were not foreseen
is known now
everything we

I will try your other half of the sky
then we will be ourselves
part of a whole universe
We will be flying Eagles
wings without brake
that reach them in the wind

You will be only you
the life that throbs
clasped hands
supporting
and voices of love
that will never leave themselves

23.10.2003 Poetyca