Oh Solitude, hear our plea!
In thy peaceful, tranquil grace
We humbly seek thy healing
To find solace in this space
Let us climb the hill ahead
And leave behind the noise and rush
For life is not just about success
But also about finding inner hush
Oh Solitude, we seek thy might
To soothe our souls and bring us light
Let us embrace thy gentle ways And
find the calmness in our days
In this world of chaos and noise
May thy stillness be our guiding voice
Oh Solitude, we honor thee
And pledge to live in harmony.
CTaBois April 26, 2023
(AI translation and updated version of my
original poem, O Calla, Hear Us!)
International Association of Self-Proclaimed Artists and Writers offers a tranquil space for Creative Souls to share their work to foster global harmony through the arts. www.iaspaw.org
This quote, attributed to a Zen poet captures the essence of my artistic pursuits:
"A person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labour and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which and simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace, whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them they are always doing both."
For those who enjoyed the introduction and music from the original website, this is for you. Please read more about the generousity of the Washington Symphonic Brass and its rendition Karitas Habundat in Omnia (Charity abounds toward all) here. Enjoy!
"Si quelqu'un est maitre dans l'art de vivre, il fait peu de distinction entre son travail et ses loisirs, son esprit et son corps, son éducation et ses distractions, son amour et sa religion. Il fait lui-meme a peine la différence entre l'un et l'autre et poursuit simplement sa vision de l'excellence et de la grace, quoiqu'il fasse, laissant aux autres le soin de decider s'il travaille ou s'il s'amuse. A leurs yeux, il fait toujours les deux a la fois."