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The Poet Sings

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She's somewhere in the sunlight strong,
her tears are in the falling rain...
She calls me in the winds soft song,
and with the flowers she comes again...

The loneliness and misery
are silenced by a melody...

She's somewhere and I hear her sing,
her words in timeless memory:
"Stay the course, light a star,
change the world where'er you are..."

Somewhere the night winds carries her;
a silver moon beam lights her way...
Antares is her messenger,
and every sun and moon her stay...

Dark voices from the shadows call,
but listen, and her voice recall...

"Stay the course, light a star,
change the world where'er you are..."

She's somewhere and I hear her sing,
her words in timeless memory:
"Stay the course, light a star,
change the world where'er you are..."

So... this is the song I sung with my chorus classmates at our recent MPA (Music Performance Assessment). (If you didn't know, I attend Meadow Woods Middle School and I am a part of their 7th/8th grade treble choir.) The Poet Sings was composed by Z. Randall Stroope, with the first verse (before the first pre-chorus) originally written by the late English poet Richard Le Gallienne. This was originally commissioned by "the Montclair parents, staff, and students in memory of Nancy Peck;" The Poet Sings is dedicated to her. Lyrically, it talks about the singer's/protagonist's loss of a loved one - specifically, a girl, or a lady - maybe it's his/her mom, or a friend who inspired him/her.

We did a good job on that song, along with Hine Ma Tov, which we also performed during that assessment. We could've done better, though! And this inspired me - along with one of my classmates suffering from an asthma allergy attack (thoughts and prayers to her; I won't reveal her name due to personal/privacy concerns) - to do this wallpaper. Applejack was the OBVIOUS choice for this one. *Sibsy says that she's an orphan - or maybe she did have parents when she was just a baby but they passed away too soon. The two shooting stars in Apple Family Reunion represent her mom and dad, and at that time after the episode was aired, I was studying The Poet Sings for MPA and this came into my mind... it was THERE. Right THERE. It came back after MPA, and now I finally got to work on it, doing the best I can with this wallpaper. Sure, there may be a couple of things that need fixing, but I'm happy with it; I'm no perfectionist, and that's OK.

Just enjoy this one. And if you don't know how the song sounds like, you can look it up on YouTube here; there should be a lot of videos of that song sung by different choirs. [link]

A few songs listened to during the making of this wallpaper
I listened to a LOT of songs while creating this one, so here's a few song selections that I played for the entire duration of making this wallpaper.

:bulletblack: A True, True Friend by Twilight Sparkle + Mane 6 (cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
:bulletwhite: Never Be the Same by Red
:bulletblack: Fireworks by Drake featuring Alicia Keys
:bulletblue: Yellow by Coldplay
:bulletblack: Try by P!nk
:bulletwhite: If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys
:bulletblack: On Top of the World and It's Time by Imagine Dragons
:bulletblue: Stronger by Mandisa

Created in GIMPshop.
Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro, Inc. / The Hub / Discovery Communications.

Vector 12} Applejack looking at the stars #2 by ~eipreD.
Floral Damask Pattern by ~arsgrafik.
Aurora by ~CoffeeBubble.
Aurora Borealis by ~SkyStockProvider.
Paper textures: [link] [link]
Fonts/typefaces used: Sudestada, Neutraface 2.
Time: 3-4 hours.
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K4nK4n's avatar
Nice lyrics, and I love this image so much. Thank you for sharing this.
the quote fits aj perfectly!!
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RemyReminisce's avatar
Beauty strike ever so swiftly with sweet songs of bells.
Magnificent relation. Good choruses, but I give a mediocre grade on all performances of this song. The way it was sung doesn't simply feel to the piece here. But song itself, very choice.
AdrianMata26's avatar
Well, it's the way it's supposed to be sung... The Poet Sings can be a challenging song to sing in a choir. My choir director and chorus teacher said that every note counts, especially with this one. Our choir directors will always try to challenge us with hard pieces of music that we can manhandle, but we don't always pull it off very easily... Musical effect and intonation is very important in this composition and I will agree with you on your part about the various choirs that have sung this piece.
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Dem feels ;_;
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