There’s a blackbird
very close to my window.
Every morning, afternoon and evening
he’s there in his tree and talks and sings.
Until he finally goes to sleep.
He has a message: constantly, repeatedly, relentlessly.
Maybe he’s eager about his territory.
Or he’s protecting his house every second.
Or maybe he can’t find a sweet partner to share his life with.
He keeps singing and talking all day long,
repeating his message on and on.
I can’t understand what he means, what he wants.
Here’s a lesson in it for me.
Like the blackbird,
so many humans are calling and singing and repeating their messages.
And often we can’t understand it.
The only thing we can do is to listen,
repeatedly, constantly, relentlessly
and with a lot of Patience.
Repeat – PianoTweet 525
This is the kind of music I like to play
when I feel easy and quiet:
during a long day of chilling all the way…
Chilling All Day Long – PianoTweet 524
Inspired during a walk
by the power of nature –
so “touchable” and present these days.
Trees, plants, all kinds of animals and human beings:
they all get awake and rise!
I might prefer this season most of all…
Spring Walk – PianoTweet no. 523
Nearby a window of my house there’s a dove.
Almost every day it’s there.
And it sings, makes sounds.
This sound gives me, thanks to my ears,
a very special sensation.
It’s a peaceful and meditative sound
with almost fixed notes and steady rhythm.
Probably you all know the sound a dove “produces”.
I tried to simulate it on my piano.
The rhythm contains three tones:
short – long – short.
The second note, the long one, always bends down a little.
This, however, wasn’t possible to reproduce on my instrument.
Anyway: enjoy this musical trial
to transport the peace and the serenity
of the Dove’s Sound.
The Dove’s Sound – PianoTweet no. 522
photo: Ramsey van der Molen
New life all around!
So, get yourself together,
forget your worries for a moment
and dance, dance,
this little waltz.
to dance carefully:
consider everyone else who’s dancing.
Everyone enjoys spring this spring as well!
Dance Carefully – PianoTweet 520
A never ending play with fingers,
new order of notes,
different positions of the moving hands.
At the same time
there’s the need to express a feeling,
to tell a story
from an inner world.
And to create a musical poem
for myself and for everyone.
Chord Idyll – PianoTweet no. 519