"The Golden Spiral" - a sound poem by @greatdabu - featuring poetry, voice and artwork by @reddust and mandolin by @vachemorte

in poetry •  2 years ago 


I know the way to Freedom
Is through the Golden Spiral
I saw in a Vision
Beings full of Stars
Traveling down the Golden Spiral
There are Stars inside our bodies
and outside in the Sky
There is no in or out
from what I saw
I sat on the cusp
of the Golden Spiral
and watched them go
wishing I could fly with them
But It's not my time
I thought to myself
so I will stay here
for a little longer
and help my family


Birth of a Sound Poem

This collaborative Sound Poem started 29 days ago with a comment on one of my posts by @reddust - I thought her comment was very poetic, so I asked her to paint her vision, and send me an audio file of her reading the poem.

It turns out these words were describing an unforgettable vision she had while on a spiritual retreat, and that she always had it in the back of her mind to paint this experience.

So she got to work on this very personal and beautiful painting, and kept us posted on her progress :

The Golden Spiral ~ Work In Progress part 1
The Golden Spiral ~ Work In Progress part 2
The Golden Spiral ~ FINISHED!

But Wait - There's More ............

As I was starting to cook up ideas for the soundtrack, and waiting for @reddust to send me the recording of her voice, I happened upon a cool music post by @vachemorte :
Sonata for Mandolin and delay pedal

and I knew right away that piece of mandolin music was the perfect vibe for The Golden Spiral Sound Poem, and @vachemorte happily agreed to let me use it .

So now here it is ! - a brand new Steemit collaboration by @reddust - @vachemorte - and @greatdabu

We hope you like it :)

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Beautiful lines ! Awesome poem my friend !!

Thank you !

Hi @greatdabu, Very deep poem that resonates with me. By the way, I nominated you take part in the 7 day Black and White photography Challenge in my last post! Upvoted and followed.

Wow @greatdabu, I love the mandolin and beat, the combination is perfect. Thank you, you have made my whole month happy <3

Oh I'm so glad you like it @reddust - You are now an official Spoken Word artist :) @vachemorte 's mandolin combined perfect with the feeling tone of your words. And I love how the painting looks circling around. I'm happy you decided to stay here and help your family :)

I start crying a little bit when I think of this vision, I really wanted to know what was at the end of that funnel and who the star people are! Thank you again for making me smile and feel very happy @greatdabu!

Maybe at some level you already know :)

What is up, man!?

Great to find your page today!

I love the work here. I feel like I could jump off into some of those words and the images as well.

Looking forward to more.

thanks so much intuitivejakob ! I'm working on more but life is getting in the way lately. I'm glad you like them.

Hey bro, I def know how that goes. I have several of my own creative projects hanging in the psychic clouds just ready for me to have the spoons to pull them down and have fun with them! Such is life! :D

And yes, definitely enjoyed and will be following your feed.

WWWOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!! This is so cool. Thanks @greatdabu to include me in your madness. This is a fantastic edit of my track and it has totally become your music now... I first joined steemit in the hope that I will collab with cool artists and look at me now.... I am all over the moon! @juliakponsford :)

I'm very happy to collab with you too my friend. Your 120 year old mandolin really set the tone for this piece. Thanks so much :)

No, thank you! Love it. Happy we collaborate again! anytime.

Yes, soon !

Yo greatdabu Julia was calling you out on her post today and I thought why not doing the same? Specially that you upvote all my post (thank you for that) but I never have a chance to chat or to know what's up with you lately? Anyway I hope you are well brother and I just wanted to let you know that we both miss you!

This is a great collaboration. Looking forward to more great works from all of you. I am also a poet and loved to read poems as well. Following you.

Thanks @positivesteem ! I've been so effin busy with my reg job I haven't been able to devote much time to new sound poems. I'm glad you found them :)

Beautiful! And truly an inspiration👍

OMG this is awesome :) @vachemorte will be over the moon! I love the spiritual nature of this and the references to the golden spiral :D So very nice!

Also noticed we are right next to each other in music/hot haha divine coincidence!

We Be Music HOTlisted !!! Yay! I'm glad you like this one too @juliakponsford. I just was listening/watching your Sublime Peach work of art. Totally great! Are you having fun singing more? It sounds like it :)

I suppose so I feel like i sing better in practice and choke a bit in front of the mic it's so silly haha, i guess i just have to keep doing it and the mic will cease to be scary, I hope?

I gotta feeling you'll get more and more confident "finding your voice" - I do understand the nervousness though. It will get easier the more you do it. I'm looking forward to your next vocalisms :)

Yeah I hope so. I don't know why it makes me so nervous it's just like talking but you go up and down a bit, lol. Should be easy!

Very powerful....you are definitely in touch with and aware of some deeper aspects of the human experience.

Much Appreciated @jen8

Gorgeous and fascinating. What a great start to my day to find this - Steem on my friend!!

Thank you very much @sallybeth - I'm glad you found the sound poems and you like them :)

WOW

Genius! <3!!!

Thank you @aurealistic !

I dig your style. My mom loves to write poetry, just not as complex as yours. Following you now! I post my mother's poems once in a while. Best wishes.

Thank you @rythaman - I like your Mom's style. Very clear writing. I'm going to get her ebook. And I'm following you now as well :)

I appreciate the kind words. I'm following you as well! Cheers.

Artsy. You are doing great in this field. Great teamwork guys!

Thanks @allmonitors - I'm glad you like it

I did, enjoy the weekend. Cheers :)

The music with poem is so nice.
You are amazing at this.
Great work by @reddust @vachemorte too!

Thanks @mindfreak - Yes, I'm happy the way this turned out too. And your poem "Faith, Hope, and Love" is still getting positive attention.

Hi @graetdabu thank you for the upvotes. Always appreciated.

No prob @readallaboutit. I like your gifs and your vibe :)

Hi @greatdabu thanks for the upvote. Much appreciated.

Wow!

Thanks for checking it out @jazzybells - I'm glad you enjoyed it

@greatdabu why you not posting dude? You have pretty good reputation :)

Thanks for the prompting ... I've been a bit sidetracked lately, but I aim to get some more Sound Poems up soon

Hmm yeah dude will wait for that, will love to here from you soon :)

The poem is nice but the yellow color did not sync with the music. Maybe others could have liked it. It's just not my color of choice. Overall a well made one. Keep'em coming

I've always wanted this on steemit ..thanks @greatdabu

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