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    northie
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Re-Verse - 1. Sounds

These four cinquains are what started me writing.

They are dedicated to Parker Owens.

Parker Owens caused me to be created
 
 
 
don't breathe
waiting intensely
while the silence echoes
until the moment for applause
erupts
 
~~~
 
counting
always watching
now preparing, then one
glorious sound triumphantly
bursts forth,
golden
shimmering perfection dying
slowly away until
nothing remains
but breath
 
~~~
 
losing
concentration
mind wandering, eyes turning
inward, ears hear without listening
until
lazy
dull senses are snared, firing up,
alert, 'Where are we? There,
I think. That's my
cue. Now!'
 
~~~
 
one note
softly hovers,
casting light into the
rapt, list'ning dark until at last
it dies
 

These poems previously appeared in my blog. Any new thoughts or comments will be gratefully received.

Copyright © 2017 northie; All Rights Reserved.
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As a choir singer, I can so relate to these. No 4 especially during Christmas, as there are certain songs we sing that all to easily slip into autopilot mode due to having sung them sooo many times before. Very difficult to keep those songs fresh and interesting.

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You bring us right into the moment, and onto the stage. I have experienced these times and these kinds of places; yet you describe them with an invigorating freshness. Bravo.

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On 12/31/2016 01:27 AM, Timothy M. said:

I could almost hear those notes. :yes:

Good! I'm glad they work for the non-musician as well. Thanks, Tim.

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On 12/31/2016 02:00 AM, Puppilull said:

As a choir singer, I can so relate to these. No 4 especially during Christmas, as there are certain songs we sing that all to easily slip into autopilot mode due to having sung them sooo many times before. Very difficult to keep those songs fresh and interesting.

I'm happy they reflect something of your experience as a musician. Knowing things too well can be dangerous (or embarrassing) ... :pinch:

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On 12/31/2016 05:43 AM, Parker Owens said:

You bring us right into the moment, and onto the stage. I have experienced these times and these kinds of places; yet you describe them with an invigorating freshness. Bravo.

Your praise always means a lot. It's good that the sense of immediacy comes across - that was certainly one of the things I was trying for. :)

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Wow... these four flow together so well. Words about sound... words about silence... terrific 'in the moment' moments, northie... cheers... Gary....

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On 12/31/2016 10:14 AM, dughlas said:

I love what you've here ... taken us right into the moment.

Thanks, dugh. I'm pleased you enjoyed them.

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On 12/31/2016 12:35 PM, Headstall said:

Wow... these four flow together so well. Words about sound... words about silence... terrific 'in the moment' moments, northie... cheers... Gary....

Thanks, Gary. Finding the right words to describe both sound and silence was a challenge. Glad you enjoyed them.

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On 01/19/2017 07:57 AM, carringtonrj said:

You really work with the words there. very impressive.

Thank you! Working with words is something I love doing.

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