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Ronald Bracale

Bracale, Ronald
Born 1956

Shakuhachi & Composer

Golden Flower Sound
no secret, turn Light Around
Spirit Soul Abound

Heaven’s Mysteries
whispering in the Bamboo
time flows past Stillness

Notes and Silence flow
sliding through experience
mind recalls to know

Heart of the Bamboo
Emptiness in the Center
Sacred Tone Rings

Five Gateways of Sound
Earth Roots reaching to the Sky
Elements Playing

Tones color the air
Sound gets inside everything
She unlocks the Void

the Flute’s ringing Bell
calls to Wake from slumbering
morning Moon lingers


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018