Tag Archive: Music


Nothing But a Space-Time Thing

I am exhilarated by early morning and
the promise of timelessness
to experience life’s wonder.

Till evening song
when hours hang heavily and
I shift to the eternity of sky for bearing.

© Chagall 2016

The Interim

The lights are going out,
not forever – just for now.

We have coffee and tea,
we can make bread if need be,
sing, play cards …

Only for a little while,
only just for now.

© Chagall 2016

Sand Dance

One day long
ago I lived
with a senorita
who scored
clave-shaker
duets for money

From the window
I shouted
It appears as if
snow is starting
to fall!

She whispered dryly
Then let’s let it

Chagall 2016

Downtown Saturday Night

I’ve had it for the night
The club is smoky, the vibe less tight
Than certainly I would have crafted

She is boring, probably bored
Hasn’t heard me the first time
So I shout over the music

The tune is called
Monosyllables Affirm The Humdrum

To which she says Oh
and nods

Chagall 2016

Rapt – take 2

Original by Carlos Chagall and Eric Greco

Headphones recommended
Just this side of spoken word

Rapt

Original music by Carlos Chagall & Sebastien Greco

Just This Side Of Spoken Word – headphones recommended

Rough Draft

So Alive – Interlude

Headphones recommended
Just this side of spoken word!

Original words and music by Carlos Chagall
Vocals – Seb Greco
Bass – DD Rivera
Guitars – Chagall

I am so alive
Hey, I’m alive again!

Can’t you feel the life
pressing on your skin?

I have felt inside
I can feel deep inside

Outside turns within
anytime you find
I’m wasting time alone

I am still alive
I can still feel the life

Can you touch inside –
can you reach in from outside?

chagall backdrop

Peepers are still out this time of year
though their song comes earlier in the eve these days,
fragile, almost not there; easy to listen beyond and miss them.

The foreground caw of a big bird, the bark of a dog
on my backstage, panned far left, a flashing beep
of some truck backing up, overhead gaggles honk and recede.

In echelon wildly, we ride the updraft, dip and soar,
aerialists cum acrobats, spun but poised nonpareil, sans apparatus,
relying solely on wingspan and pin-sharp charisma.

The V is impressed with its own formation, looks down and spies itself
in the placid face of the water; a solemn unified beat of blood-pumped wings
cuts swaths in mid-air, affirms partisans aloft in the primeval current.

So many songs harmonize around me, twelve-tone hymns and patterns,
colors in sound, or maybe more like touch – the voices about and within,
caress me more than paint me; ephemeral sounds, timeless embossing of our hearts.

© Chagall 2014

Once More With Feeling

chagall backdrop

I can step anytime
from this beam of light
expelled, exposed to the void

float largo
in star-dark tunnels

but how I would miss
allegro sky

illumined and floating
on air with you

© Chagall 2014

Come And Go Again

Original Composition – headphones recommended

Just this side of spoken word
Vocals – Sebastien Greco
Rhythm Guitar and arrangement – Carlos Chagall
Bass – Dee Rivera
Percussion – Papo Cuadrado
Various & Sundry – Mickey Tee

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