DADF#AD Capo 2
This was a big challenge for me . Inspired by floating for hours in shallow water off an island beach in southern Mexico .
Music: Tuning is DADF#AD. I don’t play in this tuning at all. So a couple of hours were spent exploring and learning sounds that go together - the first strums gave me a Joni Mitchell feeling .
Words: I wanted to use my own words but also elevate the meaning to something that involved invoking the Divine . So I also used the words of “The Sun Never Says” by Hafiz, a 14thC Persian Sufi poet and mystic translated by Daniel Ladinsky (text reprinted between ****** )
it’s a warty performance as I’m not used to this tuning .
light into sound
ash into ocean
waves birds and sky
reaching for sun
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
With a love like that ,
It lights the