Dennis Massa

Performing his Original Music to a poem by Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' ............. Contact: (six three One ) 765-8005 send email to Dennis Massa:solmassa (at)

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Music by Dennis Massa
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Poem " On Love " by Kahlil Gibran. Featuring Original Art by Kahlil Gibran and Rare early Photos of Kahlil Gibran.

Vocals & Harmonies - dennis massa Guitar's - Dennis Massa

Original Cover Art created by (c) Gregory Singer

Contact: (six three One ) 765-8005 tel............... to send email to Dennis Massa: solmassa (at)

.... I have some talented friends scattered underneath the beautiful spacious skies, just over the majestic purple mountains, and some right in the middle of the amber waves of grain! They were given to me over the years, and I'm always so proud to see them succeed, and glad to "Spotlight" their accomplishments to others. From Long Island, NY, I introduce to you Dennis Massa, a talented singer-songwriter-instrumentalist-violin maker-recording engineer-producer. Today he debuts his new single, Dennis Massa Performing his Original Music to a poem by Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' ........... Now on CD Baby & apple itunes & 90 other web sites. Check him out. Download Dennis Massa...Dennis Massa Performing his Original Music to a poem by Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' from the cloud to your ears............... ( - Gary Landerfelt: Technical Writer, MSR at Express Jet Airlines, & Atlanta Music Research Group) . thanks for listening, Dennis Massa a talented singer-songwriter . Dennis Massa Performing his Original Music to a poem by Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' What happens when you pull together a touch of Dire Straits (Sultans), Gregg Lake ( of Emerson Lake and Palmer), a hint of Dylan, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder, & Chris Cornell, Burl Ives, Elvis, Jimmie Rodgers, Gordon Lightfoot, a whisper of John Prine and a dose of of the Spirit—with a sprinkle of time thrown in for good measure ? Dennis Massa Performing his Original Music to a poem by Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' ..................( Gary Landerfelt: Technical Writer, MSR at Express Jet Airlines)............ Contact: Massa Music ........ (six three One ) 765-8005 tel........... To send email to Dennis Massa: solmassa (at) Music by Dennis Massa (c) dennis massa 2017 On Love Poem by Kahlil Gibran.

Featuring the art of Gregory Singer........... CD Cover art, created by world renowned Conductor: Gregory Singer. (c) Gregory Singer Art..............

... Kahlil Gibran ' On Love ' cover art created by Gregory Singer.

Gregory's art can be viewed at

Gregory Singer: Musician, producer, conductor, artist and educator. Prolific Violinist, also a composer and has lead his Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra in concerts in Carnegie Hall and 6 tours of China. Conductor & Director of the Manhattan Symphonie, NYC., which he founded in 2005. He also owns a fine violin shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Gregory has also worked as a musician on many movie soundtracks, Numerous Broadway shows, ballets, operas, and recordings.

Kahlil Gibran on Love When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself. He threshes you to make you naked. He sifts you to free you from your husks. He grinds you to whiteness. He kneads you until you are pliant; And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God." And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh)

Reception and influence

Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of twenty-six poetic essays. Its popularity grew markedly during the 1960s with the American counterculture and then with the flowering of the New Age movements. It has remained popular with these and with the wider population to this day. Since it was first published in 1923, The Prophet has never been out of print. Having been translated into more than forty languages,[31] it was one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century in the United States.

Elvis Presley was deeply affected by Gibran's The Prophet after receiving his first copy in 1956. He reportedly read passages to his mother and over the years gave away copies of "The Prophet" to friends and colleagues. Photographs of his handwritten notes under certain passages throughout his copy are archived on various Museum websites. One of his most notable lines of poetry is from "Sand and Foam" (1926), which reads: "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you". This line was used by John Lennon and placed, though in a slightly altered form, into the song "Julia" from The Beatles' 1968 album The Beatles (aka "The White Album").[32] Johnny Cash recorded Gibran's "The Eye of the Prophet" as an audio cassette book, and Cash can be heard talking about Gibran's work on a track called "Book Review" on his album Unearthed. British singer David Bowie mentioned Gibran in the song "The Width of a Circle" from Bowie's 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World. Bowie used Gibran as a "hip reference",[33] because Gibran's work "A Tear and a Smile" became popular in the hippy counterculture of the 1960s. In 2016 Gibran's fable On Death was composed in Hebrew by Gilad Hochman to the unique setting of soprano, theorbo and percussion and premiered in France under the title River of Silence.[34]

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