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This was a poem I wrote a couple of years ago as I sat outside on a lovely warm Indian summer evening. The light was all golden shining on every little thig as if there were jewels scattered in the grass. The birds were flitting about with blackbirds sining in the apple tree and I could hear in the distance a skylark high in the sky even as the sun was quickly going down. Well that was my inspiration and though i put it under 'Spoken Word' I sang the last verse which I think adds to the composition. Hope you like it.
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Summer Evening Song.

Oh! Golden summer evening, sing your song of warmth
Which brought you from the day,
Of Skylarks high above the fields,
Chattering stil, near close of day.

Yes, golden evening shining bright,
Proud of all that holds your light,
Grasses, leaves and the simplest things
Glitter enhanced by the glow that you bring.

A bell from afar, now adds to your song,
Calling to prayer those who've toiled the day long. Each cricket and bird strives to have the last word,
As the very last notes of the day can be heard.

All this is your song.. and for this I give praise,
But before I lay down I must have one last gaze,
'cross the fields to the lake, where your honeyed light shone,
All is silent...now still.... lulled to sleep... by your song.
Sung repeat-
All this is your song.. and for this I give praise,
But before I lay down I must have one last gaze,
'cross the fields to the lake, where your honeyed light shone,
All is silent...now still.... lulled to sleep... by your song.
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Comments: 54
Fans: 17
Plays: 292
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Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jun 30, 2007 - 09:03:01 AM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2007 - 09:03:01 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:15:14 PM
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Comments
said 3765 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
Exceptional Audio Project!
That voice can soothe the savage beast, namely me, great poetry and the singing comes in so naturally, this is really spectatcular!
Moviz said 3765 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
Thanks Tom W...
is that English enough LOL ? I was a bit iffie about posting this, so I'm really glad you think it's OK, cheers M

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said 3765 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
OK? its amazing!
I will contact you soon about that note now that you know where to look :)

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wha? who? TW
Moviz said 3765 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
Dah!
Ok. I think I should have your signature 'Wah? Who?' LOLOL Must be an age thing, M

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rjamadeus said 3764 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
wondefull
not sure what to say, it's just simply wonderful ! it sort of reminded me at first of the spoken part in "Knights in white satin" but yours is truly a cut above. nice picture as well
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Moviz said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Thanks Rob
That's very complimentary of you to say that. M

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Feter said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Summer Evening Song
if one want to enjoy a relaxing peacefull
words ..certainly will cherish these
"All this is your song.. and for this I give praise,
But before I lay down I must have one last gaze,
'cross the fields to the lake, where your honeyed light shone,
All is silent...now still.... lulled to sleep... by your song.
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awesome ...just awesome ..!!

what a piece of art is this !!
thank you for sharing such gem here
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Moviz said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Thank you
Feter, for your kind words. I'm pleased that you liked it and found it relaxing, best wishes M
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lengold said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Beuatiful
...and relaxing. Very original - should maybe be the opening to an epic film. Inspirational.
Cheers
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Moviz said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Thanks....
Glad you liked it so much. 'Gandalph' had better watch out then LOL, regards M

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bud said 3764 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Wonderful piece
quite unexpected and the perfect end to a lovely summer day. Thanks for posting.
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Moviz said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Nice of you
to call and comment, means a lot when people leave a message. I seem to change like the wind so expect the unexpected LOL, M

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legato said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
You give glory to God
Wonderful piece that has the angels looking your way as the sun sets. I have a short piano piece with a similar beginning of nature called "The Stream of the Angel" which reminded me of so much beauty we take for granted. Thank you for sharing this one.

Thanks
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Moviz said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Glad you .....
dropped by Patrick and I appreciate your kind words very much, M

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Roxylee said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Lovely...
So pretty and peaceful... I'm downloading this, thank you for sharing it with us.
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Moviz said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Thank you..
Roxanne (great name) for your comments and for taking the time to visit. I'm so glad you liked it, regards M

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echoroom said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Wonderful
Lovely soundscape backdrop to your wise voice, Maurice ... do I detect a Northern accent? A lovely piece to hear just before bedtime - thank you.

Steve
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Moviz said 3763 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Yes Steve...
Very perceptive of you to see through my disguise LOL I'm a Lancashire lad. Thanks for calling and for your nice words, M

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ledebutant said 3762 days ago (July 3rd, 2007)
Utterly Charming
This poem captures a great deal of the feeling of your profile photograph, though I would have expected a different accent. Although, now I've heard you speak, I wouldn't change a thing. You have a lovely, lovely voice. The singing at the end is completely engaging and it gives me the sense that this recording comes from the soundtrack to a 60's era musical. I really enjoyed it and I can get behind birds in music, definitely. ;-)
Moviz said 3762 days ago (July 3rd, 2007)
Thanks
Lisa, Those are very nice words indeed and I'm really flattered (wonder what accent you thought I would have??) LOL. I did wonder about the birds and if they wood be a bit too tweetie, but they just sound like the Blackbirds that are always in my apple tree anyway, Glad you cdropped in, M

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mvh9591 said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Very Nice___
change of pace for me here. I enjoyed this one Moviz.

Thank you for sharing sir,

mvh : )
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Moviz said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Yes...
it certainly did slow down ( it put a few to sleep) LOL thanks for giving me my full title too LOL, regards M

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FrankAxtell said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
outstanding
Outstanding!
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Moviz said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Thanks
for calling Frank, I appreciate it, M

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Cameron said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
incredible narrative voice
Such inspired poetry, rendered so effectively with your mellifluous voice!

I'm blown away by your vocal quality. It's perfect for narrating, and your singing ain't too shabby either. Very artistic reading.

Nice bird and synth sound effects as well. Everything fits together seamlessly and made for a very pleasant listening experience. Thank you.
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Moviz said 3761 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Those are
really nice comments you've made and I'm so pleased that you called to make them. I'm happy too that you like the poetry; I have quite a few more poems/philosophies, that were truly 'inspired', some of which I might post at a later date. But for now thank you very much for the compliments ( no-one ever said that about my voice before LOL) regards M

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guitapick said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Beautiful poetry...
...excellently delivered.

Very fine piece, Moviz. A keeper...
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Moviz said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Thanks Bob,
remembering your song 'Foot of the Bed', you could have done justice to this poem too, Cheers M

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thetiler said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
like that
line birds striving for the last word. Seems so true, I know were we live there a lots of birds and they sure seem to want to out-do each other. Kinda funny really.

NIce, glad I stopped by.

Cool poem-narrative!
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Moviz said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Better the
birds than this Pile Driver I have thumping at the back of my house at the moment LOL. It's driven all the birds away for the time being. Thanks Bill for the note, M

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SmokeyVW said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
wonderful!
absolutely lovely. we live in such a wonderous place. how i wish all could see it in this light.

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Moviz said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
So
glad you liked this and it is a wonderous place, Thank you, M

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jgurner said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Amazing...
I don't know what else I can add. This is truly a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing it.
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Moviz said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Well
thanks for calling and listening in Joseph, cheers M

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said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Thank You
For this beautiful lullaby. I will share this with my children.:-)
Moviz said 3759 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Awww!
That's a lovely thing to say you will share it with your children; thank you, and yes, the sung verse does come across as a lullaby, M

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dajama said 3760 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Very nice words
and excellent voice. Beautiful sentiment and very well performed. Glad I stopped by. Nice work. Peace.
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Moviz said 3759 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
I'm glad...
you did drop by David. Thanks for your remarks;they are appreciated, cheers M

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kristyjo said 3758 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
I don't stop by the 'spoken word' department often,
so I'm glad this was highly rated. Unexpected, because you just don't hear much recited, traditional poetry these days, but really delightful! It sounded like it was a reverie from an older-style movie - too bad it's not a device used very much, currently. You have a mesmerizing speaking voice, and it did sound natural for you to finish up with singing. I liked it a lot.
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Moviz said 3758 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
I'm glad...
you said that about not calling often on 'Spoken word', because at first when I joined MJ, I was the same until I actually did so a couple of times and was pleasantly entertained. Even though I have written poems I was never what you'd call a 'Lover' of that genre and I almost didn't post this one because I presumed others wouldn't listen or even drop in. I have been enormously suprised by the kind words here and I thank them all once again you included. I thank you once again for the compliments about my voice too ( the kids never said that when I was bringing them up LOL) Also it felt right to sing the last verse, so happy that you liked that, regards M

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gail60 said 3756 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
relaxed and peaceful
You have the kind of voice that keeps people interested in hearing what you have to say and sing. Very soothing and calm. I love this piece. It tells me you are a kind soul with a huge heart. Thank you for sharing the love. Very nice!
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Moviz said 3756 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Gail...
This note is very generous with your praise and the words tell me, along with your exquisite piano 'artistry', that you are a very perceptive and emotional person too. Thank you for your very kind remarks, M

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peacepiano said 3751 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
My Wife
Says that this really catches your attention. Only a little on MacJams grabs her attention, so this is pretty special. She calls this a beautiful hymn. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 3749 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Hi Bill
I suppose she's right in saying it's a Hymn in that it's all about God's /Nature's beauty, which of course is 'praise', thanks very much for conveying her lovely comments, M

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bjack said 3727 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Beautiful...
What more can I say?
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Moviz said 3727 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Thanks
again Barry, you made my day for leaving these comments. Music style -wise I wouldn't have thought this was your bag, but then I realized it was the content/ subject which IS your bag, Thanks again, M

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racerat said 3676 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
touching
Beautiful poetry, lovely singing. I am transported to the meadow and lulled to a sonambulistic state. A rare find.
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Moviz said 3676 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Philip.. I'm
so pleased to find you here as well, thanks so much for listening and nice comments, cheers M

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paddler said 3659 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Nature
Its great to hear a guy praising nature with such sensitivity - its very peaceful here in the lakes as you probably well know and there have indeed been times when Ive been trudging along some winding back road and hearing the distant church bells ringing.I'm a huge fan of an old film called 'A canterbury Tale' by Powell and Pressburger,1944 and it brings to mind a quote from that film in which a certain Thomas Colpeper is giving a talk to a group of soldiers and says of the old road: Well, there are more ways than one of getting close to your ancestors. Follow the old road, and as you walk, think of them and of the old England. They climbed Chillingbourne Hill, just as you. They sweated and paused for breath just as you did today. And when you see the bluebells in the spring and the wild thyme, and the broom and the heather, you're only seeing what their eyes saw. You ford the same rivers. The same birds are singing. When you lie flat on your back and rest, and watch the clouds sailing, as I often do, you're so close to those other people, that you can hear the thrumming of the hoofs of their horses, and the sound of the wheels on the road, and their laughter and talk, and the music of the instruments they carried. And when I turn the bend in the road, where they too saw the towers of Canterbury, I feel I've only to turn my head, to see them on the road behind me.

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Moviz said 3655 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Well Paddler,
You are full of suprises.. first of all having been a busker and now living in the Lakes when I thought you were somewhere in Cornwall for some reason. My psychic mustn't be working properly LOL.In all my years I've only once been to the Lake District and it was of course picturesque on the one day I was there. Being a painter, I'd love to go back sometime for a stay. Anyway, thank you for that very beautiful excerpt and it IS beautiful on a couple of accounts as I'm sure you understand. I loved reading that.. so philosophical. I'm glad I travelled back here to find your message too. Nice for me that you enjoyed my poem as well, thanks for calling in here, M
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Heightened said 3556 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Awesome!
I usually don't go in for spoken word - but am now! Superb!
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Moviz said 3555 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Thanks H
I'm glad I converted you and that you liked this... maybe the music made the difference, cheers M
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davisamerica said 2248 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
i missed this one
... but i was pretty new here. Such a lovely poem Maurice and your voice is excellent.
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Moviz said 2247 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Didn't
see you way back here Jack.... yes I think you joined MJ just after me and this was one of my very first.... trouble even then with the sibilants LOL, cheers M
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