About The Risk of Love
Upon turning 50, I completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund this music project, recorded 11 original songs, and played all the instruments.
The song styles range from Ballads to Blues to Latin and Jazz influences.
This project was recorded at Audio Dallas
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
That quote is from a much longer poem, it was a reflection about the untimely death of his dear friend.
"In Memoriam A.H.H." is a poem by the British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849. It is a requiem for the poet's beloved Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly of a cerebral haemorrhage in Vienna in 1833. It contains some of Tennyson's most accomplished lyrical work, and is an unusually sustained exercise in lyric verse. It is widely considered to be one of the great poems of the 19th century.
The original title of the poem was 'The Way of the Soul', and this might give an idea of how the poem is an account of all Tennyson's thoughts and emotions as he grieves over the death of a close friend. He views the cruelty of nature and mortality in light of materialist science and faith. Owing to its length and its arguable breadth of focus, the poem might not be thought an elegy or a dirge in the strictest formal sense.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Memoriam_A.H.H.