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  • POEM OR SONG

    POEM OR SONG
    ©2016www.gypsyquill.com

    “The question is: what came first the poem or the song?”


    ~One of the things that have not been spoken about very much, in the way of explaining what to look for in his novels is poetry!
    ~The poems are his tools to help tell his stories. But moreover, even though the “silent songs”, as they are referred to in part one of his current trilogy, are not subliminal but rather, they are on the surface of the non-fiction work; yet, they broaden your insight into a deeper depth into the message of the story. This aspect of his writing has been talked about very little!
    ~Gypsy Quill was asked:”what constitutes the make up of a poem?”
    “My recipe is: one measure of heart for passion; one measure of soul for serenity; a measure of meter for rhythm; a measure of brain for rhyme and theatre of the mind; one measure of originality for voice. Stir it up emotionally very well and if you find the right mix and craft it well, it will become a very good poem. Essentially, it is a work of art, like a painting, or a symphony, or ballet!”
    ~ But getting back to the predominant question at hand, “what came first the poem or the song?” is what this article will answer. There was a time before both forms of writing when passion came to the surface and spilled out to the masses. It took time to bring it out. There were many back and forth phases of theatrical expression on stage , of which, emotion played a big role and inevitably brought about the two art forms.
    ~“A poet’s dream can’t come true, until the intellect of the poem, also, touches the emotions of the reading audience. A connection of the poet and the reader is a two-way street, in that it works both ways; because they need each other. That is, it takes a meeting of both artistic minds, beyond words.” Said Gypsy!
    ~The epic poetry in a sense could be considered the thread that sews together the hybrid story in both part one and two of the trilogy, “The Canyon’s Shadow.” And part three promises to emphasize the same stitch in time.
    ~The author of –THE CANYON’S SHADOW and EYES of the RAPTOR, as well as part three still to come, continues to explain which came first of the two forms of writing!
    ~In one of his books Gypsy wrote. “In ancient times the poet read aloud using dramatic and other emphatic vocal forms of expression to accent the lyrics, while being accompanied by a string harp player. This is what I call—‘accent of the poet.’ Their emotions during the readings emphasized melodic vocal performance to the brink of almost singing. In turn—over time, the poem read aloud by the poet evolved to the creations: of the singer, thus, the piano for accompaniment, which was created to accompany all vocal octaves and ranges of pitch, and inevitably it would be followed by all instruments of the full orchestra. In essence, the poem existed before the song!”
    ~But today it’s difficult to duplicate the human emotion of, the singer, into the written word of a poem.
    ~Gypsy continued. “This is why the reading audience of modern day poetry, must use their imagination, and let their heart remember certain emotions it has felt when being entertained by the poem. Moreover, without the reading audience using the aforementioned reading tool I call, “In-Depth-Vision,” the world of poesy doesn’t have a complete sense of rhyme or reason.”
    ~It is because there is no singer to emphasize the human emotion in the lyric, such as in a song, therefore, the reader must pour their own emotions into the poem. And although, within the realm of novels categorized as “Personal Memoirs” there is a spring of poems one might call a poetry classique in Gypsy Quills writing.
    ~The news is that, Gypsy has agreed to show case his poetry in a new page on his website which will either be called “Poem of the Week,” or “Weekly Poem,” or “Gypsy Quill Poems.” That page is coming very soon.
    But the question has been answered … the poem came first!

    -----By Brittany Page
    www.gypsyquill.com

  • LEICESTERSHIRE

    LEICESTERSHIRE
    ©2016www.gypsyquill.com

    ~There is an ancient village, which is the place that has given the world a famous cheese named Leicestershire cheese. The Village is home to dairy farmers. Although this is true it is not the reason Gypsy Quill is visiting. It is the starting place of his ancestral roots.
    ~This is an endeavor he uses as his break after his recent release of his latest novel, “EYES of the RAPTOR.”
    ~“It’s all about timing.” The writer says. “It is a strenuous work to sit before a computer and stare at the bright screen. At some point you have to give the eyes a rest. And too it is better for creativity on the next book to break for a while”
    ~That is precisely what Gypsy is doing. He is breaking and at the same time studying. “There are so many different cultures of people on the planet we must all recognize the beauty in the time it took for the earth and life it nests to grow to what it has all become. So there’s so much to learn about the difference of life styles.” He assures.
    ~The industry of which the culture thrived on is much of the strength but the people who live there all have a story to tell. And this is where life becomes a learning experience.
    ~The village it self is seated north of London, England. Famous for the Leicestershire cheese, which is sold
    internationally, it is also a tourist attraction as it is one of the oldest villages in England.

    To be continued …

    ----By William Boyd
    www.gypsyquill.com

  • EYES of the RAPTOR

    EYES of the RAPTOR
    Copyright © 2012 by Gypsy Quill
    ISBN: Softcover
    978-1-5144-2299-1
    eBook 978-1-5144-2298-4

    EYES of the RAPTOR
    Part II of:
    ‘The Canyon’s Shadow’
    Trilogy.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Print date January,06, 2016

    “Gypsy Quill’s new book delivers a remarkable and harrowing story! Historically accurate and incredibly intense, ‘EYES of the RAPTOR’ highlights the triumph of hope and the indomitability of the human spirit . . .” –Xlibris.com

    BASED ON A TRUE STORY

    ADVENTURE

    RIVETING

    POETIC DEFINITION

    HYBRID VOICE

    UNTOLD HISTORY

    DRUGS

    DEATH

    STRONG MESSAGES


    THE ADVENTURE—in the ‘EYES of the RAPTOR’ the story becomes more intense, as the adventure continues to take you beyond the benchmark of your wildest imagination . . .

    THE JOURNEY— where will the journey lead to next? Who will die? Who will live? This story is full of surprises and takes you through many changes, some of which are extreme. As a little girl Monet began to develop a mental disorder—which did not become apparent until later on. As a woman, her problem gone untreated some of the time, no one but her father knew what problem she had! Some associated it with her cocaine addiction, one of which didn’t help the matter. Her son Aaron did not trust even one word she said.
    Excerpt from the book:
    “My Daddy, is not . . . alive,” crying he sighs, and continues with teary eyes and a choked up vocal biting his bottom lip, “My mom is a liar!”
    Monet reached the roof top and stopped to take a big saving-breath. Yelling through the door “Aaron—my Sunflower, I’m not . . . lying! Please believe me, your Daddy is alive!”
    About that time Aaron turned toward the ledge of the roof and approached . . .

    THE RIVER—Poe Walker finds out the hard way … “life is a river that runs through ‘Time’s Shadow’” … and like a river … it is full of twists and turns. Some for the BEST and some for the WORSE—and then there is a RUT—between the two! But through all the windings of the Grand Deluge … he finds there is a new meaning to his life and more of a reason to continue to move on from alcoholism and drug addiction.

    THE GRAND CANYON—In Poe’s research, he finds The Ives Expedition 1857-58, takes you on a mule train trail that narrows to only enough room for their feet to stand on. A mile above the Canyon floor the fear has the men drop to their knees to crawl, as they hold on to the cliff walls, squeamish to the brink of passing out! But they continue down into the abyss of The Grand Canyon, where they visit Prominent Indian nations. Further along the expedition they travel on to discover the Seven Cities of the Moquis—which saves the soldiers from death!

    To find out how ‘EYES OF THE RAPTOR’ weaves two stories together like grapevines … you’ll have to read this stellar novel.

    —The Journalist Book Review—Christiana Dimestri


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