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Posted: Mar. 05 2018, 03:26

I've been prompted to write some more, so as I've been completely obsessed with RTO lately I thought I would set words to the "Grand Tune" from Part 2. I hope Mike doesn't mind - it's done with the best intentions, and I hope I have captured at least something of the grandeur of his music. (I have other poems about Kalra in my forthcoming collection of poems, Amethysts and Emeralds). So:

Equali for Kalra's Foes

I will praise Kalra
And give him what he asks of me
Yes, I will praise Kalra
And give him all he asks.

I will hail Kalra
His foes will hear equali now
Yes, I will hail Kalra
Equali I will write.

I will serve Kalra
From Tower top or paua sea
Yes, I will serve Kalra
Wherever I may go.
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Posted: Mar. 12 2018, 19:56

I've also set the "Victory" melody to words - again, I hope Mike doesn't mind. It's called "Hymn to Kalki", Kalki being the tenth avatar of Vishnu (incarnating this time and for ever together with Shiva). The background detail is filled in by means of other poems in my forthcoming collection, notably the poem "The Two Travellers". The final stanza is the bridge following the second occurrence of the "Victory" melody.



Hymn to Kalki

Vishnu, Great Kalki, we praise you as the Watcher and Tower
And we worship you today, Lord.
Spirit and Christ, Great Kalki, we hail you as one born of the Ocean
And we worship you our way, Lord:
Your infinite time-line, crafted by Kalra, and your three-circled crown, your journey from the stars.

Shiva, Great Kalki, we praise you for your love and your power
And we worship you today, Lord.
Spirit and Christ, Great Kalki, we hail you as the 8 that was broken
And we worship you our way, Lord:
Your noumenal being, monad of the dawn, and the eight billion years, your testament for all.

Brahma, Great Kalki, we praise you for your fourfold division
And we worship you today, Lord.
Father and Son, Great Kalki, we hail you as the 5 that was bonded
And we worship you our way, Lord:
Your wahltriab blue eyes, vanquishing our souls, and your peacock allure, the light of ancient shoals.

Woven with signs
And a sphere made out of time
Received from a people
Countless years ago.
Amethyst Lord!
What a great gift that Kaldog
Enabled to save us
Emerald Kalki!
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Posted: June 01 2018, 22:43

Official self-advertisement time!  :D  My collection of poetry, Amethysts and Emeralds, is available now from here:

https://ipoz.biz/ipstore...._id=501

There's more detail about the book here:

http://www.ipoz.biz/portfolio-single/amethysts-and-emeralds/

I mention this because (as I posted earlier) two of the poems, "Hymn to Kalki" and "Equali for Kalra's Foes", are settings of melodies from RTO.

I also mention in my bio note that I enjoy Mike's music - here's to spreading the cause!  :cool:
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