"Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

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"Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby Hartmut » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:28 pm

I'd like to share a song I recorded: "Listen to the Hummingbird", based on Leonard's poem of the same name – and incorporating his recitation of that poem.
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby lazariuk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:52 pm

Thanks, I never heard that poem by Leonard before and your music seems to suit it well.
The thing that most attracts me to watching hummingbirds is their ability to so easily fly backwards. That is probably the best way to fly if you are being drawn toward the light.
I don’t remember ever hearing a hummingbird though. It might be because I’ve only gotten interested in hummingbirds later in life when my hearing if fading.
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby Hartmut » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:13 pm

Thank you very much, lazariuk!
lazariuk wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:52 pm
I don’t remember ever hearing a hummingbird though. It might be because I’ve only gotten interested in hummingbirds later in life when my hearing if fading.
Their chirps are actually not that high. So maybe you would still be able to hear them.
Here's an example:
https://youtu.be/3CcUO9MdFpg?t=47
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby lazariuk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm

Hartmut wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:13 pm


Their chirps are actually not that high. So maybe you would still be able to hear them.
Here's an example:
https://youtu.be/3CcUO9MdFpg?t=47
Thanks, I now know what to listen for. It was just a few days ago that I learned the city where I live crowned Anna’s Hummingbird as the city’s official bird in 2017. I live in Vancouver
Maybe I’ll get the opportunity to hear Anna sing.
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby holydove » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm

Hartmut, that is beautiful!! What a lovely melody - so stately & meditative - it had me swaying with the beauty of the majestic sounds, soothing rhythm, & your perfect incorporation of Leonard's voice! Thank you for sharing that.
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby Hartmut » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Thank you so much, Mrs Holydove!
holydove wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 pm
it had me swaying with the beauty of the majestic sounds
Well, then the song served its purpose!
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby Hartmut » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:41 pm

Also: You have quite a way with words, Holydove!
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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby anny » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:18 am

I love Leonard's "Hummingbird" poem and now I enjoy your Hummingbird song too ... thanks for sharing !!!

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Re: "Hummingbird", a song based on Leonard's poem

Postby Hartmut » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 am

Thank you, Anny!

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