Ours is no longer a conflict between Left and Right but a struggle between Right and Wrong; nationalism and globalism. ‘Globalism is already faltering.’ ~ (Sputnik International, June 11, 2017).
The Parting Glass is a great example of that special quality found in the best farewell songs, being able to combine joy and sorrow in a way that is both sad yet uplifting at the same time.
THE NATION OF THE DOWNCAST EYE
(Farewell Western Man) /
AT LEAST I TRIED my Irish poet Michael Walsh
MICHAEL WALSH is first and foremost an internationally recognised poet who prose has been compared to that of Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, and Robert Service. His lyricism has received glowing tributes from leading figures in the theatre and literary world, commercial, and political life.
My new song “How Do We Keep Our Love” with lyrics by the wonderful British poet Michael Walsh-McLaughlin.
In a duet with a talented musician and actor Sergey Yakushev.
THE TRAIL BENEATH THE YEARS
(Farewell to Africa)
It was when the grind and grumble,
Of those wagons passed this way,
The colour-sergeant’s bark was never meek,
The sighing strain of steel,
That was bound fast to the wheel,
Was melody to rumble and to squeak.
Death and Transfiguration is neither poem nor soliloquy. The hour of midnight had long struck when my thoughts asked the question, what is it like to die? I was alone, the background to my whimsical notions was Richard Strauss’s musical-poem, “Death and Transfiguration”.
The arts, literature and poetry, were very important to the peoples of the workers Reich. Literature, poetry and art were the roots through which the folk sustained their unique culture. Immersion in one’s being, experienced through the third eye, is a binding influence on the nation. Warriors, wherever in the world they are posted, know their land and their folk are with them.