Nightingale

Nightingale

A Poem by Christopher Robin
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This is a piece I wrote (lyrics and music) for an Australian indie artist (She did all singing). Due to copyright I cannot give you her name but I've provided a demo version of the song to go with it.

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This is my first attempt to 'soundcloud-link' a file to this site, so bear with me until I have it figured out, major props to my friend and singer who wishes only to be known as 'Abbie'. I'm sorry that I'm restricted from telling you the proper name and where to find a final edit of this song! This was one of the first times I'd seen one of my works brought to life and it was truly inspirational!




Nightingale

 

            

Down the Dark and winding road,

I never knew how far I’d go,

And all the things that I now know

Would bring me back for more.

 

Under ground and over snow,

Following the river flow

Past the place where flowers grow

I stumbled on the door.

 

I couldn’t help but stop and stare,

At such a thing just sitting there

So I approached, my knuckles bare

And knocked upon the wood.

 

It opened up without a snare,

So I approached without a care

And how I learned to disappear

Would soon be understood…

 

We danced, we danced,

We danced the night away,

The night became the day 

Until the light began to fade.

 

They took me in and told me tales

Cooked me food and poured me ale

And as the moon began to pale

They showed me how to move.

 

I wondered how I always failed,

To understand I had been jailed.

The freedom of the nightingale

They soon began to prove.

 

So I learned to jump and fly,

We left the ground and touched the sky

I saw the truth, with my own eye

The troubles of my home.

 

I thought the song would never die,

They told me life was passing by

And finally I could decide

My troubles were my own.

 

We danced, we danced

We danced the night away,

The night became the day                   X2

Until the light began to fade.

 

From my perch, above the clouds,

I built a bridge to help me down,

And all the ways I almost drowned

I learned a way to dance them out.


We danced, we danced,

We danced the night away,

The night became the day,                    X2

Until the light began to fade.

 

© 2014 Christopher Robin


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Congratulations on getting yourself published by a fellow artist, that was very beautiful. I hope she gives you the appropriate credit for it. It is very cool that you write music as well. I have always wanted to, but was never patient enough to learn it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

Thank you and glad you liked it! Yes it's always an honor to do a collaboration with a talented musi.. read more
Ashira Macy

6 Years Ago

Aw, you got my hopes up. I have this trout that I really needed someone to translate for...
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Nice poem !
Keep on buddy♡

Posted 3 Years Ago


Love this poem it's Beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


What an inspiring piece. i really liked the comparison.
I love the feeling of inner freedom that this piece invokes.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Even without reading your explanation, this had a musical quality to it. I'd love to hear the melody, I imagine it would be quite lovely.

Beccy.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

just click the picture at the bottom of the poem to hear the song, it's a soundcloud link :)
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i like this music...............

Posted 6 Years Ago


Like this very much! It has a nice rhymn to it. And as I understand this is also a song? If that's the case its a lovely song :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is absolutely beautiful! I read the poem before listening to the link and you have serious talent! And the link only elevated it even more! The two of you did an amazing job with this

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

Thanks Alexa! Glad you enjoyed and hope you enjoy the rest as well! cheers for the feedback and prai.. read more
Read twice, then listened, read again.. dawns on me that there's yet another dimension to it.. tis a sweet moral, gently put cos the repeated stanza and the final one adds that extra smidgeon of power.

Great lyrics.. though maybe not initially intended as such... and set to a clear and flowing melody. Your friend sings and plays so well, there's real harmony between words and music. Many congrats for working so hard, even haphazardly, you got truly THERE in the end. Great sound.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

Thank you Emmajoy!
this was both insightful and cogent. Glad you enjoyed it both for the lyric.. read more
enchanting write indeed. I really enjoyed the flow and how you relate with nightingale, its beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

Thanks Eva!
Wondrous praise as always! Very much appreciated.

-Robin
Eve Ola

6 Years Ago

my pleasure always
Oops!! Sorry my friend i couldn't check out the music. Will do it definitely sooner. But if i see it from your viewpoint you've written it as a nightingale. Which in itself is commendable, for you to go to the depths of her emotions.. to dance and dance till the night fades away.. whoa!! It was so charmingly written i could sing it on my own. Lol. :D... the best part was the realisation- i saw with my own eyes,my troubles were my own. It learned fast that lesson. :) so its about time we heed that message too. Good as ever Chris.

~Sophy

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christopher Robin

6 Years Ago

Hopefully you can get on to the music as it really brings the piece to life. I'd heard her sing so o.. read more
Sophy Freebirds

6 Years Ago

Hah... its good to mess with friends. It irks them sweetly.. was a pleasure

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Christopher Robin

Melbourne, Caulfield, Australia



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Chris, almost 28, live in Melbourne, love reading, writing, gaming. I like to have fun with words. I'd also like to raise the bar a little when it comes to publishing online 'literature'. I hope you b.. more..

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