Celtic meets Sufi

2 04 2008

One of my favorite singers is Loreena McKennitt, I hope you will enjoy this song.

The mystic’s dream

A clouded dream on an earthly night
Hangs upon the crescent moon
A voiceless song in an ageless light
Sings at the coming dawn
Birds in flight are calling there
Where the heart moves the stones
It’s there that my heart is longing
All for the love of you
A painting hangs on an ivy wall
Nestled in the emerald moss
The eyes declare a truce of trust
Then it draws me far away
Where deep in the desert twilight
Sand melts in pools of the sky
Darkness lays her crimson cloak
Your lamps will call me home
And so it’s there my homage’s due
Clutched by the still of the night
Now I feel you move
And every breath is full
So it’s there my homage’s due
Clutched by the still of the night
Even the distance feels so near
All for the love of you
A clouded dream on an earthly night
Hangs upon the crescent moon
A voiceless song in an ageless light
Sings at the coming dawn
Birds in flight are calling there
Where the heart moves the stones
It’s there that my heart is longing
All for the love of you

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An old painting, from Art college, but I still love it: Zebra in the doge’s palace. Oilpainting

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9 responses

3 04 2008
Shahrzad

Very beautiful song and painting. I dont have favorite singers. My taste of music usually differs time to time. But i like Loreena McKennitt too. One of her song was my mobile ringtone for a while.. 🙂

3 04 2008
Aafke

Well, as sson as I have several cd’s of one singer or group or composer they enter the ”Favorite” category! 🙂

3 04 2008
AbuSinan

I have been listening to her for YEARS. Good stuff. If you like more traditional Irish music check out a grou called “Altan”.

My favourite Irish singer is a guy named Christy Moore. Think the Joan Baez of Ireland, only modern and popular.

3 04 2008
Haleem

MashAllah very nice paintings!

3 04 2008
4 04 2008
Lofter

Very nice… and, of course, the painting is exquisite! My taste in music has an incredibly wide range. About the only things I can’t stomach are rap and country/western… being from Texas, that last one is hard to avoid! I’ll have to look for more of Ms. McKennett… very nice, indeed. 🙂

4 04 2008
Susie of Arabia

Loved the song, the poem and the zebra painting. All are fantastic. And the photos of Rabhar on the previous post are beautiful. You are one lucky girl!!!

10 04 2008
Saha

I like her too, particularly Caravanserai. And I love your painting!

I’m so sorry to hear about your horse.

12 04 2008
Aafke

Saha, Welcome, and thank you! Yes, cravanserail is also one of my favorites.

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