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In today’s post, I thought I’d start off with a tribute to a group who are one of our cultural institutions, the Soweto String Quartet. The original Quartet hail from the historical Soweto where four guys got together to blend western classical music with their own African sounds. Last weekend we enjoyed a fundraiser concert of a youthful version of the original quartet who had us enthralled with a medley of James Bond theme songs and a combo of the African sounds that  get your feet tapping. Today’s collection starts off with one of my all time favorite songs “Summertime” played in Zulu by the original band who were famous for dressing in their Zebra jackets – representing the diversity of our country. Hope you enjoy this and the rest of today’s collection. Have yourselves an awesome week ahead! ❤️ ❤️  ❤️

This is another of my “happy birthday” posts. This one goes to Kunal whose encouragement and friendship I’ve enjoyed on the blog. I know that New York holds a special place in your heart and hope this birthday wish places you right there – in a New York State of Mind. Then a toast to you with Billy Joel’s rendition of “New York State of Mind”🎉 🎉 🎈 🎉 🎂 🎈🎂

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Trawling through the streets

A city that never sleeps

A mix of rare treats

 

Your feet still beat

To memories in your head

New York’s state of mind

 

Though years may pass by

Time undoubtedly does fly

Reach out for that sky

 

Where dreams still come true

And special wishes to you

A happy birthday!

 

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You’ve waited in the wings

Been the understudy

Played supporting act

Blurred in as an extra

 

All this time

 

You’ve yearned and burned

Bemoaned and beseeched

For your dream to come true–

Thunderous applause just for you

 

All this time

 

You’ve rehearsed all your lines

Strewn them across the stage

Dreamt of the exhilaration

Of receiving that standing ovation

 

All this time

 

She stood there beside you

Or watched among the crowds

Hoping that you would see

Her face beaming in the dark

 

All this time

 

Love’s been waiting there for you

And now the day is finally yours

You can’t believe that it’s come true

All this time, she encored just for you

 

 

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That your footprints leave traces

in mystical spaces where I’ve been,

Mellifluous streams sound the places

I’ve heard in the haven of my dream.

 

This I know

 

That you have been there beside me

Holding my hand, floating upon fluffy clouds,

Opening passages of your heart for me to see,

No longer drifting strangers among the crowds.

 

This I know

 

Though our feet may never touch the ground,

and our lips may never touch in lingering embrace,

This love story on pages will forever be found

In treasure troves of words clasped in a bookcase.

 

This I know

 

When I wish upon that bright new star,

I’ll know exactly who and where you are!

Are you ready for it? – to sit down and relax with your favourite drink and join me in listening to some soulful sounds. Here’s hoping that you find something you like when the sun comes down on you. Have a lovely week ahead!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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Spin me a yarn one last time

With your delicate silky threads

Let’s weave the intricacies of the rhyme

That swirl and spiral inside our heads

 

Tell me that my imaginings were real

When I became entangled in your web

That you still feel the same way I feel

Rising and falling in waves’ flow and ebb

 

I see the strands of longing in your lines

Trapped in a time that could not last

Memories of soulful love that still shines

Now a tapestry tucked deep in my heart

 

Spin me a yarn one last time

Let me trace the lustre in your verse

Remembering the love of a lifetime

Bound by design of the universe