The Girl in the Picture Poems.

The Girl in The Picture. From the book ” The Forgotten Dream” by Patrick Lee Hebert

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The poems from this series are written in a very symbolic form. The girl mentioned in the works is symbolic of peace. The forest with all its beauty is the possibility of contentment. The girl is ever elusive, except for glimpses and a bit more the narrator mentions. They were written over a long period of time and many were the subjects of songs from my solo piano albums; “The Girl in the Picture” being the most prominent. I have an old picture of a girl and her horse in my studio which is very much how I picture her. She is unsure of herself and sad. She is petite and blonde with golden eyes. She wears an expression of sorrow that seems, somehow, as if she is about to conquer something important, if only to her. I also think my wife, Caroline is in there as well; seeing how I describe her several times. She is in real life a true beauty with the grace and beauty similar to the way the poems describe. These scenes in word gave me a feeling or reminder that someday my problems would pass and I would be pleased with my life and life’s work. I was in my mid-twenties when I started the series and was thirty when the bulk was finished. I wrote three of the poems in the past 6 years. “The Girl in the Picture” is also the name of a novel that I have been writing for several years as well as a song from my album ” Murmurs. Listen to the song here: The Girl in the Picture

 

Here below are two poems from the series. Subscribe and receive periodic freebies!

 

Bold and beautiful
Her eyes dance upon mine
Her lips inviting
She smells of me

Guided by the loneliness
Only she can create
I wish to touch her hair
Smell her lovely hair

Lonely whispers
Distant murmurs
She calls for me
Wanting to hold me

The forest is speaking
Things undeserved
Things she sees
She is turning away

 

 

She waits for me
In the meadow across the way
Shy and contained
Her love reaches

There is a brook
Quick and spirited where
She laments my passing
She thinks I do not see her

Every day I pass
Hoping for a glimpse of her
Not knowing she hides in the trees
Hoping for the same

I continue alone
Forsaken it seems
I think I can feel her
Want to know her

It has been centuries
But time has no place here
One of these days
We will both see

A blast from the past!

Publication1In the mid nineties I had a go at electronic music. Everyone else was so why not me? I hooked my keyboard up to my new computer software and just went. I never published any of these pieces as my solo piano career was just taking off. There were several pieces that I submitted to Hollywood for movie themes and such. Today’s offering is called ” The Borg Ship”. I thought that maybe Star Trek would want it. I guess not because I never heard back…LOL. But they were fun to do and really was my first time playing with effects and such. It is supposed to describe the inside of the ship the enemy of the federation lived in. If you are not a trekkie like me, it will just be a cool song. But if you know the Borg, you can hear them clanging about in there. I will release a few more of these songs in my next blogs. Super fun. I hope you like it. Here it is:  The Borg Ship

 

 

 

Dreams Like Smoke

Dreams like Smoke is a fairly strange tune…LOL…Big Surprise right? This album has been a journey believe me. This song is about when your dreams are bigger than your reality and it upsets you. So…you make them fit! But it is not easy most of the time hence the turbulent sound of this tune. It is searching and kinda frustrated. I really enjoyed recording it in one take…always nice. So enjoy this weeks offering by clicking here Dreams Like Smoke

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Poetry!

Some of you have no idea that I have been writing poetry for over thirty years. I have a book coming called ” The Forgotten Dream”. Here are two poems from it. Please respond with your thoughts! My poetry can be dark and somber…like my music. But there is always hope there too.

 

Here they are:

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THE COMING OF NIGHT
The coming of night
brings darkened endeavors
bright awakenings
are deafened momentarily
ritualistic living
drastic measures
they are only dreams.

The man whose face is ashen
speaks with authority that is unpronounced
his pallid cheeks quivering from the pain
of a thousand years of hurt.
He has wisdom though…

Engraved on his soul,
are the intentions of countless thousands
he has chosen to carry.
Like a fool,
he continues…
when no-one…
no-one is listening.

In sullen loneliness
he retires to the past.
The lost years were glorious…
although no one can seem to remember them.
He relives the past nightly…
all those years of energy waste
lapse his already livid memory,
and bring weariness.

He sleeps,
dreaming of golden forests,
but waking alone to the breeze,
coming from a single window…
and living yet another day…
awaiting the night.

 

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NIGHT CHILLS
The moon has been full
these past few nights…
glaring back at my gaze
seemingly hopeless plight.

The trees nod in her amber glow
wind rustles through the hills…
causing my heart to shiver
creating night chills.

Solitary skies
living with lies
my soul doth fly

Hopeless succession of these nights
ethereal dreams reconsidered here…
The moon never wavers
solitary tears.

Night chills…
becoming very common…
seeking me on the inside…
becoming alarming.

Reason with me…
dance with me…
sing with me…
or I you…
what to do?
I’m spent.

The moon stares in malice forming glares…
beckoning sweetly…
making me believe…
I can really fly…
But I know…
really know…

It’s a lie…

 

 

More to come. I hope you liked them!

 

 

Greensleeves

It is so hot here in the south. We have had blistering days since April. Being from New Hampshire, I am a bit more fond of Fall weather. Here is my song Greensleeves from my new album ” Laments, Dreams and Visions” I would like to blog about a few of the songs every week and give a free listen! This song of course is also known widely as ” What Child is This” . I think of Winter therefore…a good song to take the heat blues away. At least the studio is air conditioned! It is funny how everyone asks why this song is on an album that is very somber and NOT a Christmas album. The song Greensleeves goes a long ways back. The melody was used for the Christmas song. I will leave a link about it’s origin after the song. Enjoy!

Greensleeves

Origin  of the song080

Sound cloud Rocks!

Sound cloud Rocks!

I posted some new music from my recent recording ” Laments, Dreams and Visions”. It will be available very soon with a digital release first this summer, then as a physical CD in early fall. I also just finished a project which is kind of a compilation disc from most of my previous album and a few synth piano, strings and flute pieces.It features pieces from my son’s new album as well as selections from Reverie and Jodi Thiele.  The disc is called ” Living with a Broken Heart” and is the soundtrack to the book ” In The Midst” by Debra Jenkins. So go to my Soundcloud page and take a listen. There is even a poetry/piano track. It is pretty dark but will make you think! Take a listen here: Patrick on Soundcloud

You can also see Debra’s book here: In The Midst

See you soon!  Here is the cover for “Living With a Broken Heart”

 

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We are back

We are back from a very exciting recording and touring trip to New Hampshire and surrounding states. We worked on my album, my sons album and composer Jodi Thiele has completed her first album which I had the great pleasure to produce. Keep checking out this post for more news about early releases in singles before the albums are released .

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Practicing before the big concert.

Finished first stage of recording my new album!

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Mixing down Patrick Lee 2 ‘s song ” Tattered Memories”. I knocked out 14 songs in 2 days. Big concert Wednesday!!!  Can’t wait to jam with Jodi and Padawan Patrick Lee…

Recording soon!

Getting ready for tour to new Hampshire…my son and I are recording at cedarhouse sound July 19-23 : exciting. Watch this blog for live coverage during that time.

On my way to the frozen North !!

I will be in beautiful New Hampshire for a family visit. I will see my three grown up daughters, Lindsey, Ashley and Alexandria and my two grandsons Jacob and Mason. I feel a bit older and wiser having grandchildren even at 42 ! I also get to see Robin Boyd, master of the web, Ross Boyd, amazing musician and friend…..and Tick-Tock the clown !! If you don’t know who he is…you will. This will be a time of great refreshing and a chance to see several friends and some Highland Label artists. Jodi Thiele will be present and we are in talks of expanding her exposure…….

See ya