Category: Poetry

The Voice of the Rain

Some new music! The Voice of the Rain has been a favorite poem of mine for a long time, and it comes to mind of course every time it starts to rain, whether gentle drizzle or late night thunderstorm. I especially love the line, “I am the poem of the earth.”  It’s interesting that rain, like poetry, can take many forms, but in the end it is about cleansing. I hope you enjoy…

Joy and Woe

This is a new nocturne* I’ve written for solo piano, paired with an excerpt from William Blake’s poem Auguries of Innocence. The way he writes about joy and woe being intertwined really captures for me the bittersweet-ness of life, something I try and explore in much of my music. You can read the entire poem here and, if you are so inclined, you can listen to excerpts of more of my nocturnes here. Thanks for stopping by.

*Nocturnes are compositions usually intended to evoke the essence of night.