The Secret Garden is a musical I had never heard of until about 7 years ago. Of course I knew the book, I had read it out loud to my children. My son auditioned for the Bay View Musical and landed the role of Colin. The song "Lilly's Eyes" - in my opinion one of the strongest male duets EVER- (1:56 minutes into the video if you want to fast forward) still causes shivers to run up and down my spine. The You-Tube video has clips of various songs and the original Broadway cast is featured (Mandy Patinkin - on the left!) Do yourself a treat and buy the CD.
The following poem is for "The March Challenge" - daily reflections on a given topic. Today's topic celebrates "Read Across America Day" so we are to reflect upon reading. I made it a bit more specific with "The Secret Garden". Below is a photo of my sweet "little" boy (how time flies!). The two photos were not taken by me. I also entered it in One Stop Poetry's "One Shot Wednesday". Over 100 poems will be entered in this weekly sharing!
Flesh and blood; pulsating,
bringing beloved words to life.
Words, once read in a quiet corner,
vibrantly echoing from the stage.
Echos and settles upon the audience,
spellbound with emotion and longing.
Emotional tears, laughter and thrills ensue,
taking the heart on a journey once traversed
between the pages of a favorite book.
by Margaret Bednar - Art Happens 03/02/2011
My daily photo for the "365 Photographic Journey" & "The Sunday Creative". The challenge word is "ritual". I try to read him a book before bed every night. He tries to get me to read many books before bed every night! ...
The next photo is for "Black & White Wednesday". This little doggie hangs out at the horse farm at the end of our road. I love how the sun creates a "halo" around him.