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Over time I have written a number of songs. I will continue to add them to this blog so, please, keep coming back to see what's new.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Love at Home


Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh …
You’ve bonded me in gold to generations.
Through the glass I hear your infant cry
And I recall another natal breath
That caught my heart
Her wondrous eyes, her need of me.
Now to your home …
You come, and when you cry
We both will run, your Mother and I.
And as she gives you of herself
Her eyes transcribe upon my soul
Those Mother truths
That only Mothers know —
Things that I could never quite express
(But must be taught) —
And so I am at peace
Now that I see eternal lives of caring
That will bless you
And so bless me!
For this is written in your Mother’s eyes
A testament of shy and tender looks
That speak so clearly
What never need be said,
That sing!
So…this is how it was.

--excerpt of a poem by MaryLou C. Leavitt

I started to write Skye’s Lullaby nearly four years ago just after my daughter announced her pregnancy.  While writing a song for my unborn grandchild, I almost felt like this little angel waiting to join our clan was somehow helping me write her song.  I finished the piece, but before Chuck could add lyrics Jesse discovered she was carrying a boy.  So much for a grandmother’s intuition.  So I shelved the project.  

Last summer Skylee Anna Blackburn made Trekker a big brother.  I dusted off my manuscript and played around with it making changes here and there, but it never felt right.  Then it came to me to weave her song into a hymn, one that speaks of pure love.  I tried to make the arrangement a reflection of our Skylee — of her beauty, filled with love, bringing joy and peace to the heart.  And now it finally feels right.  Towards the middle of the arrangement and again at the very end Skye’s Lullaby sings out.  All the world is filled with love when my Skylee is near.

Click HERE to download piano solo ‘Love At Home’ for my smiley Skylee

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