Daily haiku: Us – The first shy flowers/ Peeked out the frozen ground white/ Turning red in spring
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The music of this Congolese singer-songwriter turned out to be deeply relatable to me: musically, it reminded me of the instantly-cheerfulness-inducing Caribbean rhythms I had grown up around in Miami (I am thankful for transnational transfers); sentimentally, one of his songs, especially, gave a close description of a romantic situation I thought I was living with someone at the time.
Our first guest blogger is Stewart Tunnicliff, a Brit and a glocal who loves Leipzig, been here 14 years and (for sure) counting. Stew does a lot of things in this community, often dealing with sharing the power of words and communications – a lead in Leipzig WritersÂ and Trans Lingo; an organizer and avid promoter…
”Flower Child’ is simply a tribute to my beloved daughter, Gia, who, with her love of music from the 1960’s and her free-spirited outlook on life, would have been entirely comfortable in that era! I often write about people and places I know, but strive to keep my work relatable and universal. It is common for mothers and daughters, I believe, to have differences of opinion and temperament, but these differences are celebrated in this little poem, and the underlying theme is love and acceptance.”
“The Cyans is an independent international power trio from Leipzig/Germany that plays original music apparently closest to alternative rock, based on songs written by Zomb Menon. The band plays concerts regularly in the Leipzig area.”