Songs New and Old

Here are three songs. The first is a revision of a 2018 piece that needed a lot of work. I like it much better now. The next two are lullabies. Now that I have a tiny grandson, I have an excuse to write lullabies. What fun. And a sad butterfly to wonder about.

This sad little guy is a puzzler. I think it might be a Florida white (Glutophrissa drasilla), far out of his normal range, and rather the worse for the journey.
Theme 59, revised
A Lullaby I wrote for our little friend “Fizzy” from Chicago.
“To Dry the Eyes that Weep,” a newer version of my original “Cricket Song.”

Top 24 Butterflies

Here are the 24 most common butterfly species found in Bear Creek, according to my 31 years of record keeping. It is part of a presentation I am making for the Bear Creek Nature Center, in case they’re interested. Following these photos are two new pieces of music, so you can listen while you peruse the butterflies.

Theme 176
Theme 179

New Music and Poetry

Just this once, if you enjoy any of this original verse and music, drop a comment with your state or country. I get thousands of “downloads” of music from the U.S. and many other countries, but I’d love to know where some of you are.

For you folks who like the old-fashioned in poetry, I offer a verse in regular meter and rhyme. For you who prefer playing tennis with the net down, I also post a free verse model. Both are about ancient stories and law, good old philosophy.

For music I’ve added a couple older pieces that I’ve revised, and a new one that, thank goodness, is only 39 seconds long.

Good old Theme 38
And Theme 36, which I call “Sweetness.”
New, Theme 175

And, for the form-challenged…