Dulcimer Suite–A Poem Inspired by Diane Arkenstone’s Song
Diane Arkenstone was the first artist that I listened to when I started listening to international music in the New-Age category. I received a couple of albums from her and I listened to her music wherever I went–In my car, on the laptop during bus-travel, in my office–literally whenever I could.
Many of her songs inspired me to write poems, and this is one of them inspired by the song of the same name from her album ‘Union Road.’
Here is the video of the song, and you can listen to while you read the poem:
A soft and touching ethereal voice calls from a distant world. The address of this vibrating energy is unknown yet reaches the innermost core of my being.
It seems as if there is an infinite continuum extending up to a point where media and content can’t exist. It connects the two worlds for me in one single thread of musical stratum.
Like a free fish swishing around in the unknown waters, I travel from a point where every note of the dulcimer resonates with a native frequency. With every move I make, I feel a strange kind of energy going down my spine.
This continuum is open, vast, and wide. It is a huge expanse of abysmal coordinates but ensures that I connect to my source though the ties may look loose and unsure.
It lifts my soul towards what sounds like ‘home’.