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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Creative Spot - New Year Poem by Zita (Perera) Subasinghe






I wish you all my colleagues and your families Best Wishes this Season and a Happy New Year 2015! 

From: Zita Perera Subasinghe
 
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What was it all about?

O yes 2014, what was it about?

                     Was it An Act, or a jest?

                     Dressed to the nines, smart no doubt

                    Sad inside but in Sunday best?



  It started with a song and dance

  But it all went up in smoke

  Big start- ups, in with a chance

  Now it seems, ‘twas just a joke

 

 

Exam, Project or Conference      

We, our kids, and our friends

Did in total ignorance

Of where this fab dream ends!



Joyful celebrations continued                    

But so also did the wars

 Replete with enslavement, servitude

While some dreamt of going to Mars!

 

One country standing against another

In the name of caste and creed

One man standing against his brother

What triumphed was selfish greed



 Few good things like lights twinkled  

Few good men, noble, strong

Were like stars sparsely sprinkled

As midnight sky gave way to dawn


 Illness sprang in some locations         

Valuable men and innocents died

But others’ help and selfless actions

Their great value, can’t be denied

 

      When a plane was lost in flight

      We held our heads in hands and cried

      But when one was shot down in the night

                                     Even our faith in humanity died

 

Now a chapter’s due to end

We’re to open another page

Let us think not ‘foe’ but ‘friend’

We need the wisdom of a sage



The New Year sows a brand new seed     

A glimmer of hope, a peaceful dawn

But it’s down to thought and deed

Of every man, woman and child born

 

Let us not be sullen or sad                          

A new vision! New Hope! New Dawn!

The sun is shining, let’s be glad

As we greet the New Year’s morn

Happy New Year!

I wish all viewers a very Happy New Year - 2015! 

                              

Friday, December 26, 2014

Creative Spot - New song by Mahendra (Speedy) Gonsalkorale



This is a lovely new song by Speedy. He himself has composed the music, written the lyrics, provided accompaniment on his Yamaha, rendered his own beautiful voice and recorded it with fitting visuals. I wonder whether it qualifies for the Guinness Book of Records! As you can see, it is a "Speedy" original and not a copy or imitation.

What versatility! What creativity!

The song is called "Your image is etched in my heart"

Please click on this link, sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Creative Spot - A poem by Mahendra (Speedy) Gonsalkorala





 
Fear
The brakes screech on
Sweat pours down
Halt the march now!
Uncertainty grips vow!
Confidence lost oh woe
Anxiety spreads head to toe

Dark clouds gather
The light gets dimmer
Heart thumps madly
Chest heaves rapidly
Fear grips me like a vice
Frozen stiff, a block of ice

Fear comes through ignorance
Fear the greatest hindrance
Fear curtails clear vision 
Fear leads to desolation
Fear clouds judgement
Fear, the supreme impediment

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Creative Spot - Mangala Mohotha by Zita Perera Subasinghe

The all time favourite "Mangala Mohotha", originally sung by Mignonne Fernando of The Jetliners. This is an instrumental done in typical Zita style. According to her, it is an old recording with new visuals. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1X2ghtGWQ

 
 A photo of Zita's son Rohan and daughter-in-law Tanuja. It is not in the video.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sriani Snippets - 8



 

 

 



















  

                           
 
 


 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Creative Spot - Ave Maria by Zita (Perera) Subasinghe

Music was done by Zita several years ago. But she had arranged the visuals a couple of days ago. I thought this would be a good way to start the month of December when Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas.

If necessary, adjust the volume using the "mute" button at the bottom of the visual. Click on:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk553CzKRis&feature=youtu.be