A Musical Companion

I just added Michael Gaither’s newest Album Hey Karma to my music library.

As you may have already guessed from my poetry, I have a Musical Heart and love to listen to songs that spark the imagination – especially lyrical creations that have strings (guitars, banjos, mandolins etc.) in the background. This mix of songs by our Northern California local Americana singer-songwriter is both melodic and entertaining (as usual). Take it along the road as a musical companion as you brave the Bay Area traffic. And if you work in the Silicon Valley or anywhere in Technology – check out the song “Best of Breed Romance”, I guarantee a smile and you wont be disappointed!

My personal favorite on this album is “Somewhere I Went Right”. Find yours here
and listen to the title track “Hey Karma” live on KPIG radio

Discover all of Michael’s music and fun stories at michaelgaither.com

Samanthi Fernando, Author Musical Heart

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Sentimental

A poem inspired by the Album BREATHLESS by Kenny G

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A single reed
Is all I need
To take me home
To the way we were..
Two feathers in the wind
In a dance
With our dreams
Two friends
Waiting for the dawn
Two parts in one song..
How the years have gone
How far we’ve flown
But the saxophone
Makes it all seem
A year ago..

silhouette of dancers – Art by Lahiru De Fonseka

Find more music appreciation poems in MUSICAL HEART

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Celebrating Music!

Musical Heart Kindle Edition released to read on any device! Look inside

50 Poems celebrating singing, dancing, entertaining, healing and connecting through the power of music.

See WHY I wrote this book & who I dedicated the collection to..

Preview selected poems and listen to a reading of Serenade.

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A brilliant song can lift you above anything.. Certain magical musical experiences stick with you forever – like beautiful motifs, woven into the fabric of memory.

Samanthi Fernando, Author

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Guitar Solo

Inspired by “Good Souls” and other songs from Americana singer-songwriter Michael Gaither’s Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night

guitar-fullHeading back
Down memory lane
The sound of strings
Calling my name
Hitting pause
Before the intro ends
Time to remember
Some old friends
Coming back
To drink once again
The rest of the song
Like champagne
Smiling because
It all makes sense
Another great song
With no pretense

Poem by Samanthi Fernando, Author of Musical Heart

Guitar made by Santa Cruz Guitar Company
Photo Credit Michael Gaither

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Poems about MUSIC

MUSICAL HEART 50 Poems for Music Lovers
by Samanthi Fernando

A gift of music, like a timeless promise deposited in the heart – is a treasure, waiting for the perfect moment – to be rediscovered.

Experience the Acoustic Power..

This book is a product of my great love for music, nurtured and inspired by numerous sources. A love that grows continually and flows in the form of poetry – to appreciate all the wonderful sounds of life. Written in praise of songs, singers, songwriters, musicians, composers – singing teachers, music teachers & all the passionate, creative people who work in the music industry.

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Preview poems from the book here

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Tune into the wonder

MUSICAL HEART: Inspirational Poetry
by Samanthi Fernando

cover4A brilliant song can lift you above anything.. Certain magical musical experiences stick with you forever – like beautiful motifs – woven into the fabric of memory. 

MUSICAL HEART is an inspiring collection of poems celebrating singing, dancing, entertaining.. healing and connecting through the power of music. 

Cover & Banner illustrations by Lahiru De Fonseka

GET THE BOOK on Amazon or Barnes&Noble

 

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Christ the King

Presenting JESU RAJANENI – A Devotional collection of spiritual songs
MUSIC by Anslem Fernando & NARRATION by Nishali Fernando

infantjesusIt gives me great joy to feature here & share with you, this moving gift of Healing Music I received from friends of my family in Sri Lanka.

HEALING HARP MUSIC

Enjoy the music and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always

 

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Sweetness of Mary

Mawaka Mihira – listen to the Sinhala rendition of this Hymn

As anguish rises in my heart
Across the lake of darkness
Filled with great affection
I go in search of Her

I feel the sweetness of Mary
Like the fragrance of a flower
I feel the sweetness of Mary
A motherly healing so familiar

When words blur on life’s pages
And the world seems distant
Listening with devotion
I go in search of Her

I feel the sweetness of Mary..

As my faith is illuminated
Firmer becomes my courage
In our songs of intention
I go in search of Her

I feel the sweetness of Mary..

Fires in my heart subside
Through the word of God
Wishes flow into creation
I go in search of Her

I feel the sweetness of Mary..

Chandima Samanthi Fernando © State of Faith

PLAY AUDIO

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A Shining Light

Samanala Yugayaka Prarthana – Listen to the Sinhala Song

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Searching for a light of relief
Seeking a moment of peace
Here in this restless world

I hear enchanting melodies
Reviving once again
The sweetest of memories

Through garlands of music
Dreams of carefree times
Are etched deeper in the mind

Through the gift of song
This shining light of relief
I have been searching for….

A retreat from life’s journey
Has finally come to light
Within the powers of my mind

Chandima Samanthi Fernando © State of Faith

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