Friday, February 3, 2017

A Melody Searches to Demo-Reel Mashup 
A melody searches for a moment 
Directors' demo-reels are captured in a moment 


A Melody Searches (villanelle) 

A melody searches lost moments passed
Through our golden springs each Joyous refrain
How could forever have left us so fast
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As sunset surrenders the kisses we cast
Floating in heaven true feelings maintain
A melody searches lost moments passed
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We danced with dreamers through visions so vast
Each whisper answered with not to explain
How could forever have left us so fast
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Caresses contain our richness amassed
Yet there in the silence hearts hear its strain
A melody searches lost moments passed
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Deep in its blindness our truth it harassed
Though all which we were this feeling of pain
How could forever have left us so fast
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And as our eyes close to all we surpassed
We hear it calling in the gentle rain
A melody searches lost moments passed
How could forever have left us so fast 


Time passes for two lover in this villanelle. I like the villanelle form with this theme because of the constant reminder on the last lines. At the end, when the two echoes are brought together, they have a romantic haunting effect. If you are interested in writing a villanelle more information can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanelle

After Arlene and I moved out of our "Palace in the Sky", we moved to an apartment in the Richmond district.We suffer a lot of relationship problems there. These problems would end when we moved to our large flat. But before moving, Arlene and I took a brief escape to Carmel. Carmel is a small romantic beach city on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is known for the museums, the historic Carmel Mission, the fairytale cottages and galleries of the village-like center. Most of all, there are the many romantic strolls. In those glorious disco days, when Arlene and I were stars on the dance floor, we would escape to Carmel every now and again. In our parent years, things changed. Arlene believed we should find a little time for ourselves. I believed all our extra time should be dedicated to our children. Things were much cheaper back then. There was plenty to do in our neighborhood, in San Francisco, in the Bay Area. As parents we were stellar. We were very active in children's education and schools. Peter being accept, for his Phd, at Berkeley (all expenses paid) and Robin being selected as one of ten up and coming chefs in the Bay Area, is recognition of our work as parents. When our kids were on their own, Arlene and I looked at each other. Where did time go? After many years, we returned to Carmel. On a romantic path by the sea a melody returned. It was the song of lovers, who had lived a great life. Little did they know that they would be young again. But that's another chapter. 

Time. There's a riddle. I often hear people say how short time is. I can't relate. For me, time seems very long. Why is that? We know time is not a constant. It changes with speed and mass. The faster an object goes, the slower its time is. Time slows down as we get closer to the center of the earth. Have we ever noticed how time seems to slow down sometimes when we are excited about something coming up: a big date, some money coming our way, another commercial. Have we ever lost track of time? Our mind is so focused on something. Then suddenly, "Look what time it is." Maybe filling time makes it go slower. Fast or slow, time moves on. We may not be able to control time, but we can use it. Always keep in mind, this is our time. Our treasure. Our blessing. Live in this. Do, be, experience and above all, Enjoy. 


One way I used my time: Andy Williams "Love Story" 

Seen any good movies lately 


Whether because of a dispute with the studio or just a plethora of unused material, a director often feels the need to re-release a classic (or not-so-classic) film. Often these directors’ cuts or extended editions are just more bloated versions of the original, but on occasion they represent a departure from the entire original. Even demo-reels undergo cuts. Antonio Maria da Silva has put together these director outtakes to create his latest masterpiece. 
How many of the films do you recognize? "DEMO-REEL DIRECTOR OUTSIDE MASHUP ANTONIO MARIA DA SILVA. AMDSFILMS" 


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Love is space and time measured by the heart. 
Marcel Proust

 

12 comments:

  1. I too associate songs with memories which I find comforting.
    Enjoyed the music and poem.

    Yvonne.

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    1. You might like Carmel.
      Thank you. So glad this brought you a smile

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  2. Yep, have to use the time we have the way we want. Then time is a human construct, so I'm sure that factors in too if you really want to delve into it.

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    1. Happy to get your opinion on this.
      Thank you for your comments.

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  3. I don't know what I enjoy more --- your poetry or your explanations. Actually in this poem I loved your explanation with all of its reflection and nostalgia. Fast or slow, time indeed does move on. And we do have to LIVE in it!!

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    1. So good to see you here. Glad you enjoyed.
      Thank you for your kind thoughts

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  4. Great poem and post! My husband has gone to Monterey foe a work trip. It is a pretty area!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed some of the magic strolls.
      Thank you for the compliment

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  5. What a beautiful, romantic poem. Time can be a mystery, your thoughts on it are thought provoking.

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    1. Thank you for leaving this warm comment

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  6. Always loosing track of time, always have done expect I always will as I get engrossed in what I do, time passes by, seconds into minutes then hours.
    I did like that movie 'Love Story' and recall Andy singing it.

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    1. Love Story - one of Arlene's favorites.
      Losing oneself in what we do can't be bad.
      Thank you

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