Words are not just words
they are kisses
on the lips of silence
that speak of your essence
~Vesna~

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Moved




Moved

I didn’t know that part of me was idle
until
you did something
and moved it
magically

What follows is
all the other parts of me moved
One less elegantly
than the other
All of them moved joyfully
and feeling light as a feather

I fly now
It is your how
I will not ask why
I like it up high


Vesna

Wishing you love and happiness

Thank you for visiting,
Hugs


Saturday, November 17, 2012

All Jazz All the Time

 
Jazz Fm 91.1 is a radio station in Toronto that plays all jazz all the time. These days they are accepting donations and if you feel like giving it is a perfect match:)
I love all their wonderful radio hosts, the richness of the programs is phenomenal.
I especially like to listen Jazzology on Thursday nights:
"The future of jazz is in their hands. They are also the stars of Jazzology, heard Thursday nights at 9PM on JAZZ.FM91. They come from the University of Toronto, York University, Humber College, and Mohawk College. These talented jazz students choose the music and the artists they wish to talk about, as well as some recordings of their own."
In my opinion they make Toronto look more cool, I didn't know this but it seems there are not so many cities in the world that have jazz only radio station.  Thanks to this station we have more concerts, more fun, more warmth...more inspiration to do something amazing:)
 
Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful day!
 
Hugs,
Vesna
 


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The title of the day


"Edward Estlin Cummings was born at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 14, 1894. He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School. He received his B.A. in 1915 and his M.A. in 1916, both from Harvard. His studies there introduced him to avant garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. read more

For me e.e.cummings was a magical discovery of freedom in poetry and it was a love at the first reading.
I heartfully recommend you to explore his playful world

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” ee cummings

Thank you for visiting and allowing me to be part of your day


The title of the day


the title of the day
is not decided yet
out of the tracks
without ambition
not on a mission
I’m simply floating

a passing of the time
is perplexed as it may be
there is some noise passing by
not a single sound that I wish to keep

except
perhaps
a symphony
of your smile
I am drawn to
I feel propelled
enchanted by the crescent moon
that your lips radiate
I continue with a tune
nested
in the shadow of your smile

hugs,
Vesna

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Embraceable you


it is a new season, the Autumn starts on this side of our good old planet the colours are just marvellous, the apples are ripe (very important to me:))
I hope you'll be able to take few minutes to enjoy Melody's video, it's really beautiful.
Have a wonderful day!


Embraceable you

let go
you won’t fall
you’re not alone
there’s me
my arms around you
my heart next to your heart
there’s you
embraceable you
there’s so much more
to look forward to
even when we part
warmth stays in the heart
let go
you won’t fall

Vesna


Thank you for visiting

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oscar Peterson



Happy Birthday Oscar

Peterson wrote pieces for piano, for trio, for quartet and for big band. He also wrote several songs, and made recordings as a singer. Probably his best-known compositions are "Canadiana Suite" and "Hymn to Freedom," the latter composed in the 1960s and inspired by the U.S. civil rights movement.


More

I couldn't ask  for more than a Sphere shape
I couldn't ask for more than Freedom


The Sky is an open book and The Clouds are talking through symbols

I couldn't ask for more than a sequence of Happy Accidents
That spilled into a Milky Way


I couldn't ask for more than a penny
I am a very lucky person


Vesna
Thank you for visiting
Hugs

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In the meantime





In the meantime

Before I leave…

I’ll pack strings of jasmine scent
and an image of the african lion strength
I’ll cover it with a layer of azure waves
Sprinkle it with kids games

I’ll buy some gold from your loving eyes
and wrap it with the silky kindness of your heart

I’ll pack it all in a tiny hole
Somewhere between left and right
Of everyday existence

Only then
I’ll be able to leave

In the meantime
I love, I live


Vesna VD

Thank you for visiting

~Hugs~

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Home



It's time to share love and laughter, to be somewhere where it feels like home.

Happy summer


Thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Vesna

Home

It’s time to lock out the World
To cancel the noise
To stop the chase


It’s time
To come home
To Neruda, Tagore, Coltrane
It’s time to regain the peace
To be sane
To be lazy
To feel joyful, crazy
To put fresh flowers in the vase
To go through a dancing phase


It’s time for you
To come home


Vesna VD

Friday, June 1, 2012

OK Go



Wishing you wonderful few minutes with this lovely video:)



Opposites

Heavy rain,
Butterfly wings

Cold snowflakes,
Warm lips

Starry night,
Big City

Hopelessness,
A Heart

Stillness,
The Earth

Apart,
You and I

Vesna

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jeri Brown





"Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz' most outstanding “artistic" vocalists including the distinction from the French publication Jazz Hot of being one of top 50 jazz vocalists of all time. Brown's illustrious international performance and recording career over a 20 year span has consistently conveyed her artistic signature. In 12 spectacular recordings for Justin Time Records, and Jongleur Records she is committed to the legacy of vocal jazz. Ms. Brown's performances have filled the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists."
(from her website Jeri Brown)

I was very, very fortunate to see her perform in Montreal's jazz bar "Upstairs" a week ago. She touched my heart.  I tought I've heard every version of  "The Look of Love", but no, I've never heard hers and it's one of the most sublime ones.
 Please check out her music, it is divine...

Thank you for visiting

Hugs,
Vesna

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Warm wind


Warm wind

Warm wind
Melting the ignorance
Opening the pores
Like the doors

Memories are pouring
Warmth and waves
Nourish the dry skin
It was all within

Just the warm wind
Like a kiss
From the childhood
Makes it all good

Vesna
12/5/2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Where Breathing Starts



A dream

I had a dream
You took me under your wing
Everything feels good now


I use the words as my art
But in my dream
there were no words

How could I ever give you
my dear,
more than what the words can give?

That perfect feeling
Imagine:
feeling safe
perfectly content
accepted
loved


Feel

Vesna
April 2012


Thank you so much for visiting and your comments, I feel more than I can express:)



Thursday, April 12, 2012

So many stars - Diana Panton


I'm looking forward to this concert, maybe you can join me?

Vesna



DIANA PANTON
Sunday May 6 • 4.45 pm
concert begins at 5 pm
grano • 2035 yonge street toronto
$ 60.00 *
Diana’s latest cd To Brazil With Love has been nominated for a 2012 Juno and an award at the 2012 Annual American Independent Music Award. She will be joined by Don Thompson, Jim Vivian and Reg Schwager.
“her voice is like the sweetest bird you’ll ever hear” Sheila Jordan




includes wine & cicchetti (Italian tapas)
(optional dinner following • $ 35.00 all inclusive)

*cheque payable to Ken Snider c/o 2100 Scotia Plaza, 40 King
Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Randy Napoleon - The Jukebox Crowd

Concert in Toronto (at Grano's)
March 18 2012



Internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, arranger and composer

New CD
The Jukebox Crowd

"Napoleon is one of the most sought after guitarists in New York, where he is known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz guitar tradition. In addition to backing the best, he leads his own bands, an organ trio (with Jared Gold and Quincy Davis), a trombone trio (with Josh Brown and Elias Bailey), and a three-horn sextet that includes organ (Duncan McMillan), drums (Davis), tenor saxophone (Ben Jansson), trumpet (Justin Walter) and trombone (Brown).
Napoleon writes and arranges for his own bands as well as for other performers. His CDs, Enjoy the Moment (organ trio) and Between Friends (organ trio on half the tracks, piano quartet with Benny Green on piano, David Wong on bass on the other half), drew praise from all quarters.
Guitarist George Benson calls Napoleon "sensational." Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker says Napoleon "plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation." Washington Post critic Mike Joyce praises his "exceptionally nimble finger-style technique." And comparing him to Wes Montgomery, music critic Michael G. Nastos says "he displays an even balance of swing, soul, and single-line or chord elements that mark an emerging voice dedicated to tradition and universally accessible jazz values." (quote from Randy's website)

I recommend wholeheartedly that you listen Randy perform if you get the chance, it's an absolutely wonderful experience. I went to listen to his concert in Toronto and look forward to all upcoming ones that I could attend. In the meantime "The Jukebox Crowd" CD lives in my home and makes it more cozy.  Songs like "Hopeful and Free", "Make Me Rainbows", "Fools Rush In" and one of my favorite songs ever "Wild is the Wind" are weaving a beautiful musical tapestry in the air. 
It feels good...really good. 
Please join the jazz crowd that applauds to Randy and his band..I am in.
Thank you for visiting.

Vesna

 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Women's day



Happy Women's day
I'm a big fan of JJ Cale and this song is just perfect.
Enjoy

Hugs,
Vesna

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sacred Love




Sacred Love

In the multitude
one gentle solitude
sacred love
timid yet brave
undestroyable
worthy of your breath
even the last one
especially the last one
always the answer
essentially
it's you
it's love
you are love
it's us
we are love


Vesna
Feb/2012

Happy Valentine's Day:)
Thank you for visiting.
Love,
Vesna