“In the words of a great song or the notes of a haunting melody, there are joys to be relished, sorrows to be cried out and great escapes to be made.”
Samanthi Fernando, Author – MUSICAL HEART
Magic & Memories
From my youngest days, the sound of music captivated my heart. Our home was always filled with beautiful music – My father’s voice made everything magical. And with what she loved to listen to, my mother introduced us to a variety of acoustic treats.
Musical Heart is dedicated to my sister – we have a great musical bond. Growing up, we shared and appreciated every piece of music together. Now though we live far apart, the power of music – still keeps us connected in a very special way.
When I joined the school choir – my life transformed in wonderful ways. Every experience, whether practicing or performing was filled with joy. Our singing teacher was amazing! She brought out the best in each of us. One of the poems in the book is about her.
My love for music goes beyond listening and singing. I’ve grown to embrace the display of rhythm in many forms. My best friend was a fabulous dancer, and with her I learned to appreciate the enchanting movements that accompany sound.
If you ask me what I love to listen to most – I’d say the piano, guitar and wind instruments. These sounds speak to my heart more than words. I have a lot of favorite songs – new, old, timeless.. My all time favorite still is “The Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston.
So why write poems about music? – well there is so much to appreciate. So many talented performers and so many treasured experiences to celebrate… pure delight, special connections, healing and inspiration.
I hope my collection of poems in Musical Heart will inspire you.