Category Archives: Music & Verse

Beacon (Kevin’s Song) – Joy Green

It seems to me I wander Aimless, pointless Drifting where the tide takes me away Knowing that there has to be A reason out there waiting, Waiting for me to find it, some day And when I touch someone I … Continue reading

Brightly-Woven Prince – Joy Green

When I think of him, I think of laughter Insouciant and wild A thoughtless daring, care-for-nothing Fearless as a child When I think of him, I think of a garden The heavy scent in the glade The touch of his … Continue reading

A Song for Arbonne by Merav Hoffman

Lyrics with Notation

The Troubadour

by Krissy Hunter, August 12, 2006 The troubadour, he sings and writes, Woos, lampoons, and delights. Children laugh, while women swoon, And evening ends, much too soon. But back he’ll be, and with a will, Armed with parchment and a … Continue reading

Silvenes by William A. Bazzell

Seek not, lest pride distend thy voice, to qualm With words the beating of immeasured hearts When thoughts remind of days of tranquil calm Which only thought of Silvenes imparts. Seek not, oh lowly poet, any word Of ill towards … Continue reading

A Song for Arbonne

When the wind that comes from Arbonne Sweeps north across the mountains, Then my heart is full again, even in far Gorhaut, Because I know that spring has come to Tavernel and Lussan, To the olive groves above Vez

About the music of “Bright Weaving”

By Martin Springett (click here for a Review of Bright Weaving) I wrote my first piece of Guy Kay-inspired music after the publication of The Summer Tree twenty years ago. It was a setting of Rachel’s song, which graced this … Continue reading

Lyrics to The Summer Tree by Jes Perry

The Summer Tree – words and music by Jes Perry   Monster of love Come clip my spreading wings Bind me to that post, to the Summer Tree Horned spirit, snakes entwined The serpents kiss is on your wrists, Love … Continue reading

Lyrics to ‘Ceinwen’s Bow’ by Talis Kimberley

Come Lay Me Down Come lay me down beneath the moon/s* My mind will wander to the ruin Where rivers failed to make it through And lions failed to protect you Come lay me down beneath the stars As cruel … Continue reading

Darien’s Song by Joy Green

Darien’s Song The loneliest creature on all of the earth Cursed by his power, cursed by his birth Who knows his destiny, who knows his worth? Balanced between Light and Dark Born to be random, a thread floating wild By … Continue reading

‘Defiance’ (Jennifer’s Song) by Joy Green

Defiance (Jennifer’s Song) You hold me in the darkness And bind me to your will You torture me completely Is my agony a thrill? You look into my centre And befoul all you find You sear my soul and body … Continue reading

Fionavar Book Cover Cakes

Music from the books

Martin Springett is not only a talented artist who created the first worldwide covers of the three books of GGK’s The Fionavar Tapestry, he is also a musician who has written melodies based on songs and themes within GGK’s books, … Continue reading

In Fionavar, by Emma Melville

  In Fionavar, shamen sleep, walk the path of dreams In the night he learnt to see And his vision ran most true From the day they took his eyes In the dark of his chosen night Light freed by … Continue reading

Ode to Fionavar by Simon Fraser

Ode to Fionavar by Simon Fraser Taken, on whim, to celebrate Five decades of the agèd king, Five friends crossed over (one thought lost), The devoirs of a world to bring. The land is scorched: relentless drought, Erosive war, ephem’ral … Continue reading

Rachel’s Song

Love, do you remember My name? I was lost In summer turned winter Made bitter by frost. And when June comes December The heart pays the cost. The breaking of waves on a long shore In the grey morning the … Continue reading

Brightly Woven Prince

by Joy Green When I think of him, I think of laughter Insouciant and wild A thoughtless daring, care-for-nothing Fearless as a child When I think of him, I think of a garden The heavy scent in the glade The … Continue reading

‘Ceinwen’s Bow’ Lyrics

by Talis Kimberley Night, and the holy hunter rides: And the stars stand still and the pale moon hides And the brave deer run, but the King Stag knows He will fall at the end to Ceinwen’s Bow Here where … Continue reading

A Poem, by Rosanne Catalano

A soldier grips a sword The rising sun glints red A poet inscribes a word The tapestry gains a thread A newborn’s hearty cry Hushes in candlelit song Life’s template twists, turns awry The boy must learn he’s strong In … Continue reading

A Song for Arbonne

by Merav Hoffman A woman sits and composes, Moving her fingers, mouthing the words, Across the world a man listens, Lets go of sadness while no one observes. Even the birds above the water Are singing of my love for … Continue reading

Song of the Baelrath

by Joy Green I come from worlds and worlds away You do not know my name You call me “Seer” for my task You answer to my flame Chorus And I will call you as I need By the wand’ring … Continue reading

‘Beacon’ – Kevin’s Song

by Joy Green It seems to me I wander Aimless, pointless Drifting where the tide takes me away Knowing that there has to be A reason out there waiting, Waiting for me to find it, some day And when I … Continue reading

Bertran’s Song

Even the birds above the lake Are singing of my love, And even the flowers along the shore Are growing for her sake. All the vines are ripening And the trees come into bud, For my love’s footsteps passing by … Continue reading

Defiance (Jennifer’s Song) – Joy Green

You hold me in the darkness And bind me to your will You torture me completely Is my agony a thrill? You look into my centre And befoul all you find You sear my soul and body And tear into … Continue reading

Darien’s Song – Joy Green

The loneliest creature on all of the earth Cursed by his power, cursed by his birth Who knows his destiny, who knows his worth? Balanced between Light and Dark Born to be random, a thread floating wild By his mother … Continue reading

The Summer Tree – words and music by Jes Perry

Monster of love Come clip my spreading wings Bind me to that post, to the Summer Tree Horned spirit, snakes entwined The serpents kiss is on your wrists, Love makes me blind Tie me to the Summer Tree and let … Continue reading

Ode to Fionavar by Simon Fraser

Taken, on whim, to celebrate Five decades of the agèd king, Five friends crossed over (one thought lost), The devoirs of a world to bring. The land is scorched: relentless drought, Erosive war, ephem’ral foes; Through desiccated soil and state, … Continue reading

In Fionavar by Emma Melville

In Fionavar, shamen sleep, walk the path of dreams In the night he learnt to see And his vision ran most true From the day they took his eyes In the dark of his chosen night Light freed by blinded … Continue reading

A Poem by Rosanne Catalano

A soldier grips a sword The rising sun glints red A poet inscribes a word The tapestry gains a thread A newborn’s hearty cry Hushes in candlelit song Life’s template twists, turns awry The boy must learn he’s strong In … Continue reading

Song of the Baelrath – Joy Green

I come from worlds and worlds away You do not know my name You call me “Seer” for my task You answer to my flame Chorus And I will call you as I need By the wand’ring fire I hold … Continue reading

Come Lay Me Down – Tanyss Nixi

Come lay me down beneath the moon/s* My mind will wander to the ruin Where rivers failed to make it through And lions failed to protect you Come lay me down beneath the stars As cruel and distant as they … Continue reading

A Song for Arbonne – by Merav Hoffman

A woman sits and composes, Moving her fingers, mouthing the words, Across the world a man listens, Lets go of sadness while no one observes. Even the birds above the water Are singing of my love for you… Sang the … Continue reading

Ceinwen’s Bow by Talis Kimberley

Night, and the holy hunter rides: And the stars stand still and the pale moon hides And the brave deer run, but the King Stag knows He will fall at the end to Ceinwen’s Bow Here where the holy Ceinwen … Continue reading