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Nothing lasts forever
No one lives forever
Keep that in mind, and love

Our life is not the same old burden
Our path is not the same long journey
The flower fades and dies
We must pause to weave perfection into music
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge

Love droops towards its sunset
To be drowned in the golden shadows
Love must be called from its play
And love must be born again to be free
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge
Without seeing my love, I cannot sleep

Let us hurry to gather our flowers
Before they are plundered by the passing winds
It quickens our blood and brightens our eyes
To snatch kisses that would vanish
If we delayed

Our life is eager
Our desires are keen
For time rolls by
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge

Beauty is sweet for a short time
And then it is gone
Knowledge is precious
But we will never have time to complete it
All is done and finished
In eternal heaven
But our life here is eternally fresh
Keep that in mind, and love

Poet : Rabindranath Tagore

Artist : Lisa Bonet

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Poet : Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Soundtrack : Dhoop Kinare

Recited By : Arshad Mahmood

This is an adaptation from a Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Made a video to go along with it.

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Zindagi…

Hui khatm aaj, ye tamasha zindagi

Kharch ki humne betahaasha zindagi

Raah thi andheri aur manzil sayaah

Karti rahi ujaale ki aasha zindagi

zindagi

Poet : Yours Truly 🙂

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Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick
And think of you
Turning in circles confusion–
Is nothing new
Flashback to warm nights–
Almost left behind
A suitcase of memories
Time after–

Sometimes you picture me–
I’m walking too far ahead
You’re calling to me I can’t hear
What you have said–
And you say–go slow–
I’ve fallen behind–
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look–and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you–I’ll be waiting
Time after time

After your picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows–I’m wondering
If you’re okay
And you say–go slow–
I’ve fallen behind
The drum beats out of time–

If you’re lost you can look–and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you–I’ll be waiting
Time after time

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Lyrics : Cyndi Lauper/Robert Andrew Hyman
Title song from the 2000 album of Eva. Released 4 years after she passed away. Most of her recordings available are either Live or demo/practice tapes she did which highlight her genius.

I Wandered By A Brookside

I wandered by a brookside
I wandered by a mill
I could not hear the water
The murmuring it was still
Not a sound of any grasshopper
Nor the chirp of any bird
But the beating of my own heart
Was the only sound I heard

The beating of my own heart
Was the only sound I heard

Then silent tears fast flowing
When someone stood beside
A hand upon my shoulder
I knew the touch was kind
He drew me near and nearer
We neither spoke one word
But the beating of our own two hearts
Was the only sound I heard

The beating of our own two hearts
Was the only sound I heard

Lyrics : Richard Monckton Milnes/Barbara Berry

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A true gem of a song adapted from an old poem by Richard Milnes. This one has the signature style of Eva’s soothing vocals sung to a minimum piano/guitar arrangement.

Anniversary Song

Today has been a special day
An anniversary a request
That you play your piano
As the evening sun slowly sets

I never thought I’d get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord’s been like my shadow
Even when I was wrong
No I never thought it would turn out this way

A birthday with apologies (oh oh oh)
For all the tears and regrets (oh oh oh)
And I’ve always saved your poetry (oh oh oh)
For these years when you forget (oh oh oh)

I never thought I’d get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord’s been like my shadow
Even when I was wrong
No I never thought it would turn out this way

So sing with me softly (oh oh oh)
As the day turns to night (oh oh oh)
And later I’ll dream (oh oh oh)
Of paradise with you (oh oh oh)
I love you and good night

Lyrics : Steven M. Digman

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Last year, ‘Somewhere’ was the 11th Eva Cassidy album released.In her lifetime, only 2 albums -‘The Other Side’ (with Chuck Brown) & ‘Live at the Blue’s Alley’ were released. ‘Somewhere’ consists of forgotten practice tapes found in the basement of her band’s guitarist. Will post some songs from this album someday.

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Har Gham

Har gham jo mila, kuch sabak kuch pehchan ban gaya

Har gham se main kuch aur behtar insaan ban gaya

Every sorrow i faced, some became a lesson, some identity

Every sorrow i faced, made me a little better personality

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Poet : Yours Truly  🙂

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Time goes by
And every single tear
It must have well run dry
And the lonely nights
Become a strange accepted way

And the years go past
Just like the old song says
The pain with time has healed
It could not last

But oh a friend
Like a fool mentions your name

Sunny days, drunken nights
You smile and say It’s all right
But oh the cold, cold rain
At the mention of your name

Forgive me please
If I shrug my shoulders
When I put my friends at ease
As I get older
It’s not that I don’t feel colder than before
Oh I’ve become so good at hiding
What I feel without confiding
It’s still the same
At the mention of your name

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For those who haven’t heard Chris Rea, this is one good reason to listen. Such a wonderfully haunting song and that deep deep voice.

Over the years Chris has written some very touching poems about the Sea, Summer, Roads and People. Will post some of my favourites soon.

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One of Simon & Garfunkel’s dreamy poetic experiment.

What a dream I had
Pressed in organdy
Clothed in crinoline of smoky Burgundy
Softer than the rain.
I wandered empty streets
Down past the shop displays
I heard cathedral bells
Tripping down the alley ways
As I walked on

And when you ran to me
Your cheeks flushed with the night
We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight
I held your hand
And when I awoke and felt you warm and near
I kissed your honey hair with my grateful tears
Oh I love you, girl
Oh, I love you

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Simon & Garfunkel ‘s lesser known song but shines because of Garfunkel’s pristine vocals and Simon’s poetic writing. Hope they found their Emily’s .

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