Category Archives: Heart

Arise

Can I transcend my origins and rise above it all?

As a lark in the clear air sing a song of small?

Oh that I could oh that I would and see things as they are.

Maybe some day I will be at one with my guiding star.

Tich Ennis

14th June, 2018

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Spark

May the spark never die, oh fan it into a flame.

In a world of misery I am glad I came.

I have sinned to my eternal shame.

No way am I the only one, the many headed monster prowls beneath the Sun.

Someday, one day I will rise again when there is love between my fellow men.

Must I wait ‘til then?

The answer comes back no, begin again.

Tich Ennis

9th May, 2018

Rasta Guitar

4th May 2018

Tim,

Here are two recordings from BBC Radio 4 of this month and last, Guitar Maker (Roger Bucknall) and Rastafarian Poet, the life story of Benjamin Zephaniah, read by himself. As well as a song of this year, Someone Out There Loves You, sung by Rae Morris.

If I ever buy a guitar if I ever have the money I would like to get it from Roger Bucknall, one of the great accoustic guitar makers of the world. To make a great guitar requires great knowledge of woods and other materials and a lot of skill, care and attention, the Devil is in the detail.

More than one person (two) have said about my singing I should learn the guitar, in the meantime what, air guitar?   The guitar sounds on the Bucknall CD are surpassingly beautiful.

Zephaniah, U.K. born, of Jamaican ancestry, asks why do white people hate us? Good question. He was a poet, a gangster, then a poet again. It sometimes seems it helps to be a member of an oppressed community if a person wishes to be an artist, it provides motivation. Not that anger is a pleasant emotion.

Persecution is good for you said someone known to you and me. You have to be twice or three times as good to get promotion if you are a woman or black. The rich are deprived. Wealth is of the spirit. Money in the right hands is as wonderful as anything else.

I have a lot of other recordings on my computer I can send you over time. I hope you enjoy these.

I might send you a DVD of myself reading some of my stuff if I get around to making it. Once a technophobe, always a technophobe. Before I tell you the solution to this problem tell me how difficult it is because when I tell you the answer you will say how obvious it is, said Sherlock to Dr. Watson.

Dr. Watson was painting a door lemon. Sherlock Holmes walked by. Lemon entry Watson, he said.

Must I?

I sold two copies of my singing CD, Great Irish Songs, to a couple outside a café here this week. At this rate it will take me a long time to become a million seller. No answer from Claddagh Records about the disc I gave them, I must not be purist enough for them. Long live the common people!

Best wishes and happy listening from David (Tich) Ennis

 

Without Saying

 

What are the things that go without saying I asked my mother.

Not in the presence of my brother.

Of course those are the most important things of all she said.

She’s dead.

Do they go if they’re not said?

I’ll say them before I’m dead.

Tich Ennis

13th April, 2018

Message From God 4

I’ll be there when you’re good and ready.

In the meantime go steady.

Call me when you’re ready.

Tich Ennis

19th March, 2018

Message From God 3

Am I a welcome visitor?

To him or her?

Its human to err.

Tich Ennis

19th March, 2018

Pam Ayres

Has Pam Ayres improved with age, I did not like her on the page.

I thought she was too twee for me, you see.

But now at last her flowering comes, at school was she good at sums?

She’s funny, humorous, you know, she puts on a really good show.

Yes, I do enjoy her work, she makes out her husband is a berk.

She laughs at life, she laughs at age.

I will read her on the page.

She’s great on stage.

Tich Ennis

19th March, 2018