Haiku Music

magic and warm tears

beyond and full of wonder

that’s music for you

after all these years

original voodoo child

jimi is unique

ice cold biting steel

bending on the fourteenth fret

emotion on fire

ralph on the piano

cause if it aint got that swing

it don’t mean a thing

1959


it was kind of blue

miles of haunting melodies

still rings true today

i’m playing the blues

touching deep that special place

the depths of my soul

it touched me deeply

masekela on his horn

african music

can you sing haiku

i’ll just put this to music

and then i will know

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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

What a clever idea! Love it. So did it work? Can you sing haiku? I did. And it was waaaay fun. Thanks Russ.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Amazing poetry here Russ, and cooll tribute too! Thanks for sharing :D


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Frieda, hate to admit but I hadn't tried until inspired by your comment. It is fun! I've just set meself a challenge - to write a song with each verse in haiku format.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Chris, as always I appreciate getting positive comments from a skilled poet! (:


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I think I'd leave the haiku writing to you! But as for singing... LOL :D


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Russ is a wonderful singer and he plays like you wouldn't believe! He could beat you hands down, Cris. I think that's a fantastic idea Russ! Go for it!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Okay I trust you Frieda, Russ I was just joking, I'd leave both the haiku and the singing to you! LOL :D


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

You guys are fun! (:


Arthur 7 years ago

mindless destruction

don't want your guitar, Jimi?

then give it to me!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Love it Arthur! Thanks


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

A beautiful selection for Haiku! Lovely!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Jodi.

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