Posts tagged ‘music’

NaPoWriMo #12 revision

One of my poems for NaPoWriMo was an attempt at a sonnet. Although I love the form, I am notoriously bad with meter, so I took that original draft to the Steel Phoenix writers meeting for help. I am actually quite proud that the second stanza appeared to be correct rhythmically!
Here is the updated version, with many thanks to the members of Steel Phoenix:
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NaPoWriMo #14

music uniting
speaking a primal language
breaking barriers
bridging the differences
touching emotions
healing the divides with riffs
shaping melodies
fostering the harmony
resonating notes
creating global friendships
connecting people
weaving the world together
blending the chorus
building chords into layers
composing a symphony

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NaPoWriMo #12

in honor of the anniversary
of fifty years since Gargarin’s first flight
musicians celebrate the history
with dulcet notes that float throughout the night

their joyful duet, memories abound
the flutes remember heroes Buzz and Neil
whose first few steps, so brave and so profound,
inspired generations with their zeal

aboard the international station
plays Cady Coleman, mission specialist
with Ian Anderson’s proclamation
our heroes: astronauts and scientists

they offer their music, the song “Bourree”
for honoring the explorers esprit

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Mythic Faire

The weekend away that knocked me off schedule for the poetry challenge involved a road trip to Baltimore to see the Mythic Faire. This magical event combined threads of steampunk, faerie, pagan, rennies, pirates, scifi-fantasy, folk rock, and more into an amazing tapestry.
My primary incentive for attending: s00j. SJ Tucker is one of my favorite musicians, and she played two separate concerts. The following video is of “Cheshire Kitten,” off of her Mischief album, played during the Saturday afternoon performance.
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