Category Archives: The Fisherman Songs

“Nighttime”

Nighttime from my song cycle Fisherman Songs I stopped getting embarrassed a while ago, probably when my 12-year old daughter was born. So to sing my song wasn’t difficult but I just can’t sing. But I want to get this … Continue reading

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Completed the Song As Above, So Below

Finished another song for the song cycle The Fisherman Songs, As Above, So Below using text from Thoreau’s Walden (The Ponds).

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Walden Pond

Here is a photo of Walden Pond at dusk.

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New Song Using a Bit of Text from “Walden”

Using a bit of text out of “The Ponds” section from Thoreau’s “Walden” for a new song titled As Above, So Below for my  Fisherman Songs cycle: Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

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As I mentioned in my July 19th post I decided to use W. B. Yeats’ poem “The Fisherman” as part of my song cycle The Fisherman Songs. The song is complete. The fly fisherman in the poem is both symbolic … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

I am using W.B. Yeats’ poem “The Fisherman” as part of my song cycle The Fisherman Songs: Although I can see him still, The freckled man who goes To a grey place on a hill In grey Connemara clothes At … Continue reading

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The Fishing Rod

The most recent addition to my on going song cycle The Fisherman Songs is The Fishing Rod. This song has three points of conscience influences. The following 6th century Chinese poem by Shen Yuëh provides the text: Not only does … Continue reading

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