The sweetness of Paris
When author Martin Johns read his poem ‘The sweetness of Paris’, I just knew this poem was going to inspire some beautiful music. It was fate for this poem to make its ingress into my life. But how did it know that I am utterly fascinated by all things honeybee-related? I’ve been to honey festivals! That’s interest at a whole other level!
But beehives on balconies and the rooftops of houses? In Paris of all places? I admit. I didn’t know about that.
‘The sweetness of Paris’ is one of the poems in Resting Place, a poetry pamphlet by Martin Johns and published by Palewell Press.
There is some magic in poems, I think. Just a few lines and we are teleported to a different place. Just a few lines and we hear and smell something other than what’s around us now. Our imagination may be natural, but it is still mysterious, magical.
And teleported you’ll be when reading the poem, ‘The sweetness of Paris.’ And see from the rooftops of houses you shall.
I was right. This poem inspired me to write beautiful music. Ethereal and sunny. Coaxing your heart like the honeybees to dance.
“You are truly amazing and could listen to you forever. Thank you. ” - H.W. from Brackley, Northamptonshire
— Comment made in writing in my Comments book after a concert in Brackley
“This is the most beautiful music I have ever heard and enjoyed.” - R.B. from Towcester, Northamptonshire
— Comment made in writing in my Comments book after a concert in Towcester