Sunday, November 25, 2012

Civilization III

Civilization III
Laijon Liu 20121125

Oh, our life being in this world,
Shouldn’t it be a picnic in park?
Bathing in a clear stream and sun
Causaully sitting nude and rest under trees

Green spring medow, fresh fragant breeze
Birds glide and sing, frogs hop and call
Resonant noise is a melodic serenade
Echoes in every heart of attentive soulmate

Beauty-truth, truth-beauty
See, this is how I empower liberty thru nudity
Like birth of Venus enlightens all admirers
Wisdom and eros revealed on this mortal body

I say People, you see Mob
I see a Goddess, you say A Whore
I am here for my freedom of expression
But you desperately try to end a revolution

How we come to this point
That none of our view and focus get across
Dress codes rule over our faith and society
No one is allowed to be bare and frank

Only dead heroes, gods and goddess can be nude
And they must be molded and painted in vigorous form
Gentlemen are priets, judges and scholars
Their new cloth and rhetoric defines ‘superiority’

But my soul longs for a spring bath
My body yearns for sunshine and breeze
Ah, Liberty is power
Happiness is self-confident and content
From this moment onward
I daringly stare at the past and future
And smile at all critics and on-lookers

The world is a park, and life should be a picnic
What’s so serious about keeping the traditions?
And submit to the established orders?
Roll out your column of tanks
Aim your rock and throw at me
But I’m already liberated thru this suicidal act

Rules I break and remake
Ground I stand and fall and rise
Coz this breath I myself dictate
Yes! I am that I am!

Gods dwell in heavens, but we human reside on earth
I prefer nature and honesty over any garment and rites
My open status, profession as my title and name
Like fruit in my basket fell out upon the grass

What you see is what you get
I am raw and simple, careless and direct
I cast away the surrounding shadows
And abandon the proper setting of light
Only my braveness and unabashed gesture shines
In the center of this giant historical frame

What’s right or wrong, truth or false?
What’s fair or obscene, permitted or forbidden?
Whose principal we must follow
To work and party and to express?

I am the centerpiece of this feast
Like every individual in her private garden
Light, color, object, and shade
The planter has his privilege to sow and reap

Be not mad because I am undressed
Be not perplexed about my freedom and reason
Goddess only exist in their names
This earthly body is in its true ratio and natural form

Corpse are wrapped in shroud
A casket is to bury underground
Uniform is for work and church
Naked we are born and to resurrect

behold this remote garden scene
Be inspired
sunset and sunrise share same beauty
hear the calling frogs and birds song
and enjoy
and smile
and wake up in this nature’s symphony


Poem on Manet’s Picnic painting
"Gentlemen are priets, judges and scholars": to avoid misinterpretation, this line is strictly targeted the society of the artist's time, when his society and culture was still in struggle and not yet fully developed to a democratic environment, and now this society still exist in far east and middle east, honorable name and prestige titles states as 'authority' that established by dictating government and unreasonable religious enterprises, their 'authority' is carried out by force, not by purification of people's free choice, free thinking and individual basic right and opinion.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Civilization II

Civilization II
Laijon Liu 20120918

Struggling to get up, striving to live on
What certainty and purpose we hold
To labor for our blind faith?

Everyday I stand and watch
The patrons: prime, young and old
Enter, exit this serving-catering place
While the gold and lavendor roses
Bloom, wither in a glass cup

Crystal chandeliers hang above
Glow like my radiant blonde hair
My blushing cream cheek bloom
like the pink corsage upon my breasts
I am a fragile modeling doll
bound in a blackswan coat
and tending behind a marble countertop

In front of me, a window
And behind me, a mirror
What I observe as reality
For you a merely reflection

On this cold gray marble countertop
Oranges lay in a glass-footed plate
Beverage bottles arranged by labels
Like me they bid for a price of need or pleasure

Flooding noise, drunken boasting crowd
Gentlemen social gestures in suit
Women in fashion with their fans
Their faces like broken petals, disappeared and forgotten

Their names I cannot memorize
Their features I can’t clearly draw
Their moment of being, consuming
vanished, when the hanging lights shut

Light shines, reveals an illusion
Darkness shrouds this canvas setting
How my surrounding is so bright
yet seems so drowsy in front of my puffy eyes

Topics of market and politics
Discussion of education and war
Gossips and affairs, meetings and dates
Family and friends, hosts and guests
carry on their usual business around tables

Clowns wait for their turn
To perform on the swing trapeze
They flip and dangle above the mass
To show off their survival technique

You see a modern oil painting
For me this is work and world
You see a nameless young model
But my stress and emotion are all real

Your observation on a reflection
is a forever puzzling scene
Your viewpoint and my focus
in a contridicted angle meet

In front of you, a painting, me
In front of me, a catering place

I stand before the patrons
I charge to pleasure them all

I see
feasts everyday, by night all become wastes
war like wildflame consumes, youth devoured
circus entertains, spice to paralyze our senses
material of luxury fulfills our spiritual happiness
between vision and reflection, dream and reality
people are all players, act their part on this stage

I see myself in a dressing mirror
Powdering my face cream
With a rouge lipstick
I restored the color of my lips

Do not despise my makeup and dress
This is the natural color
Like all of us wrapped in this eternal fashion
to deal and converse, to exchange and undress

success and failure, prosperity and poverty
birthday parties and funeral receptions
all be seen at this universal estate
how individual endeavor ends meaningless

Day in day out, people walk in and exit
Behind the cold marble countertop
I stand and stare, and forever wonder
This puzzling scene and these confusing terms:
Living, working, trading, brawling, struggling…

Ah- I’m tired and tired
I’m tired of standing, tired of watching,
tired of waiting and serving,
I’m tired to smile or frown.

(Manet’s Painting: A Bar at the Folies-Bergère)

Poem Part 3: Civilization III

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sonnet 129 : Lust, An Intense Longing


The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight,
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had
Past reason hated, as a swallow'd bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
   All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
   To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.

Sonnet 129 Lust, An Intense Longing
Laijon Liu 2012.07.09

Ah, Lust, how we comprehend and define?
This old enemy, a slave ruler of body and soul.
Hormone, odors, warm sap and boiling milk
Breasts, muscles, soft trembling, contracting firm
Youth fairness beguile, old prudent ones set traps
Yet two-minute happy pride leads to lifetime strive
Kings and Queens hold on their crowns and thrones
Emperors, Pharaohs design their pyramids and high wall
Heroes die by their name; ministers bow to receive fame
Traders convert all thing to coins, miners dig gold
And all the world always hunger, never fulfilled
Invade! Ravage! Possess! Control! Unrest! Invest!
    In this we are born, and this cancer we die;
    And our future like we, scavenge present in dream.

Sonnet 66, 91, 112, 129 are some related about the Bard’s society, our society, and all society, as long as men do exist on earth these four sonnets are the eternal statement, especially #66 and #129, there are reasons I love these two poems: boldly rant truth, natural flow of thoughts and emotion, less academic composing work involved. I believe #129 is not about human natural sexual unrestraint desire, but a spiritual sin, “the expense of (spirit) in a waste of shame” and following line 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 14. And I have an English dictionary that provides two meanings for word of Lust: sexual desire; intense longing. Like some pop song raps “Get Rich, Die Trying…” like Adam and Eve lust for the wisdom fruit, rulers lust for kingdom, talented artists musicians poets lust for fame, politicians lust for their purpose and name, business men lust for money and profit, religious leaders lust for their own interpretation and control, young girls want beautiful dress and shoes, kids want candy… like men feel the stong urge about women, we all lust, lust for good, lust for happiness, lust for fulfillment, lust for success, but

“All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.”

Friday, June 29, 2012

Girl Cutting Mango, Sam, Natalie Cutting Box

I love to watch or stare or enjoy looking at women, (there's nothing wrong, I am a guy, a guy should love something or someone beautiful, "food and lust are natural character. - Confucius" ) I can find attractiveness from every woman I think. there is inner beauty and outward fairness, like flowers or plants that poets and painters often describe in their work. Inner beauty we need to read and meditate to discover, usually women that we men live and work with; outward fairness often strikingly shine in front every men. and often countenance reveals one's character, emotion, social experience. that's why we watch movie and tv, stare at portraits in the art catalog, and a few talented novelist can write people, especially women's emotion and thought by painting characters' facial expression, look and gesture like Dream of Red Chamber. I guess because I love reading that novel and I was kind of raised by my grandma and mom so I always loved women's accompany, and I am extra sensitive to women on street or around me. their pureness of a little teenage girl, frowning or feeling bloated worrisome state in budding season, sharp and piercing wild angry nagging that drives every husband pray "O God, take this woman away.", smart and thoughtful co-worker type, administrative and authorship bossy managing type, confident and brave expression that I have seen during the earthquake, and housewife kind loving never resting character always locked in my memory. I love all of them, I even feel more close to women poets than men, I think I understand more women poet work than big name Li Po and Du Fu, I feel I'm more close to Shakespeare Sonnets because there's some sense of a woman voice in him, long enduring delicate and suffering tone, there's nothing wrong with that. Recently, there is a pretty teenage girl working her summer job at a tea house under my work building, I past by her a few times and really loved her facial expression that glows pureness and fair, so I asked her if I could take a few photo of her, as I guessed she would happily give me her permission so I did a few quick shot while she was cutting mango. she belongs to one of women beauty categories: innocent and fair or sweet.
Girl Cutting Mango




Natalie Cutting Box

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kneeling Art on Western and Chinese

Today, I bought a lunch box Chinese food, and I opened plastic bag discovered some art on my lunch box that really ignited my anger. the portrait shew a Chinese servant maid holding a serving plate while kneeling, such small designed print that really says something about Chinese culture and mentality about society, relationship with others, this position you never find in other culture beside Japanese and Korean, that both two countries are heavily influenced by empire era Chinese. It also reminded me how different the Western culture on this kneeling position, one position defines two people's rank, stand, value, relation, respect, how they must treat each other and how others must observe and abide this social greeting. In ancient China, son knelt before his father, people to emperor, common to official, wife to husband, live to deceased, today this lunch box designer painted an picture that restaurant waitress kneeling and serving her customer. But in Western art, there are not a lot of kneeling, I don't recall many prophets knelt before angels or God, did Moses or Jacob kneel? or any disciples to Jesus? Bible does not clearly state, or I should troll God wants us to be His friend, not His slave. However I found some related to kneeling, Ajax sorted of kneeling preparing his death, I guess the artist wanted readers to know Ajax cared nothing about worldly honor before his death, another record clearly stated a sinner begged for Lord's forgiveness so he knelt (NT), and now Tebow brand kneeling that involves prayer and thank to God for winning game. I think Westerners understand the true meaning of this position better than most Chinese, even nowadays most or almost every Chinese have no basic education of this kneeling art, one of great example: June 4th, Student kneeling down to beg China officials (the people's servants) for discussion of freedom and human rights. No wonder Democracy society was developed and built 2000 year ago in Greek and then spread to West, and China now still has no civil solution for political affair, it's the people don't have knowledge about basic value and stand on relationship. I kneel down to no one, I only bow down to truth. I now put a few kneeling pictures here to point out the fundamental difference .

Sonnet 121

'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed,
When not to be receives reproach of being,
And the just pleasure lost which is so deemed
Not by our feeling but by others' seeing.
For why should others' false adulterate eyes
Give salutation to my sportive blood?
Or on my frailties why are frailer spies,
Which in their wills count bad what I think good?
No, I am that I am, and they that level
At my abuses reckon up their own;
I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.
By their rank thoughts my deeds must not be shown,
  Unless this general evil they maintain:
  All men are bad, and in their badness reign.


Friday, June 8, 2012



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shakespeare Is Number One (my favorite Sonnets)

I was drinking with my friend last weekend, often every weekend on the dinner table we talked about poetry, music, art film soccer, culture, politics, of course, 52% good liquor does draw such topic. and me and my friend compared some great poets, Chinese and English, I personally respect all of the poets, but I think Shakespeare Is Number One, even though I don't understand most of his drama and poems, often pronounce his name Shakesfear, my Chinese accent, also I don't read most or that many poets include the dead and alive, however I have a few Shakespeare Sonnets as my statement why the Bard is the one, so I translated a few of my 14 favorite sonnets here, I want to retain my Chinese translation copyright, because I think my version of the sonnets are most direct, correct, creative and blend of beauty.

莎士比亚十四行诗 15

When I consider every thing that grows
Holds in perfection but a little moment,
That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows
Whereon the stars in secret influence comment;
When I perceive that men as plants increase,
Cheered and cheque'd even by the self-same sky,
Vaunt in their youthful sap, at height decrease,
And wear their brave state out of memory;
Then the conceit of this inconstant stay
Sets you most rich in youth before my sight,
Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay,
To change your day of youth to sullied night;
   And all in war with Time for love of you,
   As he takes from you, I engraft you new.


莎士比亚十四行诗 112

Your love and pity doth th' impression fill
Which vulgar scandal stamp'd upon my brow;
For what care I who calls me well or ill,
So you o'er-green my bad, my good allow?
You are my all the world, and I must strive
To know my shames and praises from your tongue:
None else to me, nor I to none alive,
That my steel'd sense or changes right or wrong.
In so profound abysm I throw all care
Of others' voices, that my adder's sense
To critic and to flatterer stopped are.
Mark how with my neglect I do dispense:
   You are so strongly in my purpose bred
   That all the world besides methinks y' are dead.

the following is a complete list of my favorite 14 Shakespeare Sonnets.

15, 18, 27, 29, 33, 50, 64, 65, 66, 73, 85, 91, 94, 112.

Friday, May 18, 2012

To Dream

To Dream

Sonnet 27 for Soccer

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
The dear repose for limbs with travel tired;
But then begins a journey in my head
To work my mind, when body's work's expired: 
For then my thoughts--from far where I abide--
Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,
And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,
Looking on darkness which the blind do see:
Save that my soul's imaginary sight
Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night,
Makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.
   Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,
   For thee, and for myself, no quiet find.

Sonnet 62 for Soccer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2 Awesome Performance of Cui Jian's Band

2 Awesome Performance of Cui Jian's Band

1. Flower House Girl

2. Let Me Get Wild on the Snow
(Original Version played with Guzheng)

First song is a love song, second song is political song, But the music and guitar really cool.

and here's another cool guitar playing by Second Hand Rose Band, the leading guitarist Yao Lan uses his electric to mimic the vibration of guqin strings (btwn 1:13 - 1:30), very cool.

Story of Spring - by Second Hand Rose Rehearsal

Good Rock Riff Mix after 5:40
Omnipotent Youth Society - Kill the One from Shijiazhuang

Good Melancholic Melody

Tang Dynasty Guitarist: Chen Lei

Friday, March 9, 2012

Moonlite in the Toilet

Moonlite in the Toilet
By Laijon Liu 20120309

There is an art in everything
there are poems in everyone
take healthy nutrient daily
give a lifetime exercise
then the moon shall glow
like egg yolk in the toilet

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mary’s Love Affair 不y Shen Haobo 沈浩波 (1976- )

Mary’s Love Affair
By Shen Haobo 沈浩波 (1976- )

She is a supervisor of my friend’s company
Her name is Mary; she is beautiful and attractive
Her mild perfume gives a comfortable fragrance
She graduated from a big name university
Her elegant stature and exquisite character
And her four-inch high heels
Raised her career status high above other women.
She is a workaholic, on the business dinner table
She can drink a thousand cups, even if she gets drunk
She walks to the bathroom and digs and vomits,
Then she returns to the table with same look,
She continues drinking until the competitors give up,
And the projects rolling in, and new contracts are signed.

I confess I do admire her.
One time, on dinner table I was a little drunk
And I said to her boss who is my friend:
You are so lucky; you’ve got a great employee
A beautiful girl helps you making a lot of money
My friend laughed and said: she is not only my employee,
She is also my secret lover behind her husband
Anytime I want to sleep her I can
Think about it, a beautiful girl
She works for me like an ass
She let me fuck her like a bitch
And she doesn’t even ask for too much raise
Isn’t it awesome?!
And I was dumbfounded, asked him how did he do that
My friend smiled with pride and said: simple!
You just tell her ‘you love her’ over and over again.

I got this from <<2010 Chinese Poetry Anthology>>. I like this poem, sharp and political. The poet simply retells a scene and conversation to reveal his current society, the business and political world, the moral ground people stand on… how the beautiful young Mary got screwed over and over again.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Autumn Thought By Shen Qi 沈奇 (1951- )

Autumn Thought
By Shen Qi 沈奇 (1951- )

You say: Make a good dream

Dream of a romantic flower
Dream of a sweet fruit
But I’ve already passed thru
That kind of season

No dreams, but I
Only think of you
Like a tree in autumn
Thinks of spring shower

You say: Then, just grow some new leaves
And my heart suddenly turned green

Untitled on Qingming By Ye Yanbin 叶延滨 (1948- )

Untitled on Qingming
By Ye Yanbin 叶延滨 (1948- )

Light a piece of incense
Because today is Ancestors Day
Burn a stack of brown paper
Because I came back

The cypress trees by the grave are taller
Me and my mom are parted for one more year
The name on the headstone is scraped off by rain
And once again I use a gold color pen to repaint it
The three familiar characters, but I call it mom instead!

Every year I come back here on this day
Because here is my mom’s grave
Silently I stare at my mom’s name
Together with these two cypress trees-
Ah, so many times my mom held me
And her hands carried me into this world!
But I only carried her once, ah, carried her here,
So she can rest between the cypress trees!

Because today is Ancestors Day-
And here, on this station of live to dead
I make this poem a train ticket!
Because today is Ancestors Day-
Quietly I close my eyes
And I see my mom,
And she opens her mouth and says:
“Child, today you are not an orphan.”

This poem I got from the <<2010 Chinese Poetry Anthology>>, I felt it and translated it here for sharing.
Qingming is Ancestors Day.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sirens with Soothing Voice and Resting Melody

Sirens with Soothing Voice and Resting Melody

I love music and songs. I especially love soothing female vocal sings a resting melody and poetic lyric that reminds me the story in Homer’s Odyssey, Sirens (Fairies) singing on the island that lures sailors jump into the ocean and drown them in a peaceful death. And during my years of sailing I collected some songs that I love and listen everyday, these fairies some compose and some interpret, I really do love their talent and feel very blessed that they allow me immerse into their feeling and passion when I feel sad and lonely, and sometime I lay on the bed half dead resting to recover in their angelic healing voice. I bet there are so many great singers and songs I have not heard because I don't have enough time money energy to dig, however I must put down a list that I know for showing my gratitude. (Most songs can all be googled, found on youtube and purchased from Amazon) I am glad that the voice of goddess guides me to a musical viking voyage: waves, rock and winds, high pitch spirit and longing :D 
Eva Cassidy is my favorite girl.

Kelly Sweet – Dream On youtube amazon
Siobhan Owen - Black Is the Colour amazon youtube
Giorgia Fumanti - Your Love (Once Upon A Time In The West) amazon youtube
Giorgia Fumanti - Espiritu amazon youtube
Cecilia - Love of a Silent Moon amazon youtube
Grace Bawden - Flower Duet amazon youtube
The Broadway Cats - Memory amazon
Original London Cast - The Phantom Of The Opera amazon
Hazlitt - Introit amazon youtube
Hazlitt - Lux aeterna amazon
Immortal Aria - The Bleeding Rose amazon youtube
Sinéad O'Connor - House of the Rising Sun youtube amazon
Sinéad O'Connor – A Perfect Indian youtube amazon
Hayley Westenra – Prayer youtube amazon
Hayley Westenra – Scarborough Fair amazon youtube
Hayley Westenra - lascia ch'io pianga youtube amazon
Hayley Westenra – Ave Maria - Ave Maria amazon youtube
Celine Dion - Ave Maria amazon youtube
Eliza Lumley - Sweet Child O' Mine amazon
Grace Griffith - Shape Of My Heart youtube amazon
Sarah Mclachlan – Angel youtube amazon
Nana Mouskouri – Time In A Bottle youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves youtube amazon
Faryl Smith - Annie's Song amazon
Sasha Lazard - Carnival amazon
Sasha Lazard - Stabat Mater Ixxi amzon
Natasha Marsh - Gymnopedie No. 1 amazon
Natasha Marsh -  Si Un Jour youtube amazon
Natasha Marsh - Ai Giochi Addio youtube amzon 

Viktoria Tocca - Dark Waltz amazon
Pilippa Giordano - Habanera (From Carmen) amazon
Christy Baron - Ain't No Sunshine youtube
Amy Hanaialii - Have You Ever Seen The Rain? youtube amazon
Mary Duff - Take Me Home Country Roads youtube amazon
Barbra Streisand - Woman in love youtube amazon

Sarah K. - What's a Little More Rain? youtube amazon
Emi Fujita - Unchained Melody amazon
Selah – All My Tears (Be Washed Away) amazon
Selah - What Child Is This amazon
Selah - Holy Night amazon
Julie London - Cry Me A River amazon
Melody Gardot – Who Will Comfort Me youtube amazon
Suzzane Thomas – Rain and Snow amazon (Disc1 Track3)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust youtube amazon
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why youtube amazon
Imelda May – Knock 123 youtube amazon
Taylor Swift – Drops of Jupiter amazon
Susan Wong – Sound of Silence youtube
Jewel – Raven youtube amazon
Sissel - Hallowed Mountains youtube amazon
Sissel - molde canticle amazon youtube
Sissel - Dusk amazon
Sissel - O Mio Babbio Caro amazon youtube
Susan Boyle – Wild Horses youtube amazon
Affinit - Tango De Roxanne amazon
Trio Mediaeval - Rolandskvadet (The Song Of Roland) amazon youtube
All the Stars - The Wailin' Jennys youtube amazon
Sarah Brightman – Dust In The Wind youtube amazon
Sarah Brightman – Scarbro Fair youtube amazon
Nana Mouskouri – Besame Mucho youtube amazon
Nana Mouskouri - La Paloma youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Imagine youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Ain't No Sunshine amazon
Eva Cassidy – True Colors youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Wayfaring Stranger youtube1 youtube2 amazonamazon2
Eva Cassidy – Bridge Over Troubled Water youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Yesterday youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Time After Time youtube amazon
Eva Cassidy – Kathy’s Song youtube amazon
Roxanna Riverso - Let it Be amazon
Mariette Davina - Angel Song amazon
Emma Shapplin - Nothing Wrong amazon 
Enya - Orinoco Flow amazon 
Enya - Caribbean Blue amazon
Enya - Only Time amazon
Sasha & Shawna - Sleepsong amazon
Tarja - Oasis amazon youtube
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren amazon youtube
Sinead Blanchfield - Granada amazon
Sinead Blanchfield - Hymn A Lamour amazon
Samantha Link - Bring Me to Life amazon
Mary-Jess - Glorious amazon youtube
Katherine Jenkins - I will always Love you amazon
Katherine Jenkins - Parla Più Piano - Love Theme From The Godfather amazon youtube
Katherine Jenkins - Hallelujah amazon 
Renee Fleming - Hallelujah amazon
Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas (Whole CD) amazon
Charlotte Church - Pie Jesu From Requiem amazon
Charlotte Church - Dream A Dream church amazon
Jackie Evancho - Panis Angelicus amazon
Jackie Evancho - A Mother's Prayer amazon
Laura Wright - The Ash Grove amazon
Laura Wright - Drink to Me only with Thine Eyes amazon
Lisa Kelly - Now We are Free amazon
Hayley Westenra - Traditional Go To Sleep amazon
Alison Krauss - down to the river to pray amazon
Connie Fisher - Somewhere amazon
Sarah Niemietz – Stand By Me youtube amazon
Emi Fujita – Tears in Heaven youtube amazon
Selah – Bless The Broken Road youtube amazon
Melody Gardot – Your Heart Is As Black As Night youtube amazon
Melody Gardot – Our Love Is Easy youtube amazon
Norah Jones - Come Rain Or Come Shine youtube amazon
Norah Jones – Jolene (Live Cover on youtube) youtube
Adele - Someone Like You youtube amazon
Tracey Kent - Hushabye Mountain youtube amazon
Dolly Parton - Stairway to Heaven youtube amazon
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining (acoustic) youtube
Cat Power - Metal Heart youtube amazon
Cat Power - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction youtube amazon
Lissie - Nothing Else Matters amazon


There are also some Chinese folk and poetry singers that are equal to the above English Singing Sirens. So the following list of a few songs for people who lust some good vocal. My choice of standard is, soothing voice, good melody, and poetic lyric. No propaganda song.