From my songbook (1)Turn!Turn!Turn!

Hello Friends

I’m back from my holidays and excited to join you all again though as some of you will have observed, I didn’t completely get off my Blog. I’m a proponent of seizing and relishing the moment so when I took photographs or enjoyed something beautiful or inspiring, I wanted to capture it in a poem before I lost the moment, thought or memory.

We’ve just returned from a road trip of 1400 kms which we had to break over two days. For my family, the road trip was part of the fun and the driving was easy since we have excellent national roads. I’m a great music lover of a variety of genre. My 14 year old daughter challenged me to put together a playlist that we could sing along to, having heard of her older sister’s experience of singing along to the Beatles’ No.1 hits. These days I listen to Smooth Jazz, good old classic soul and R&B. However, I remember fondly the old pop songs I listened to as a child and listening to them and singing along on the road, we had such fun. I was also reminded of how much poetry there is in music.

I’d like to introduce my songbook over time ย (old and new) not necessarily just to listen to but also as possible discussion points.I’ll do three songbook posts today to test this with you.

Since, we’re still early in the new year, I thought I’d start with an old song by the the Byrds called Turn!Turn!Turn! This captured my attention because I am pondering what season this is for me this year where I’m up for a change in career. By way of example, I’m hoping that this year will be a “gathering of stones” and a “time for love” . ย In reading through some of your Blogs, you each have different seasons. Read the lyrics or listen to the song and I’d love to hear your comment.

I hope 2016 is treating you kindly so far!



Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds (Lyrics)