Monday, August 21, 2006

One Deep Breath - Music



Music haiku - what could be more appropriate for me, especially today as I prepare to return to my job as an accompanist for high school singers. Music is a huge passion of mine- playing it, performing it, sharing it with others. I've considered myself a musician for at least 44 of my 50 years, and I hope I can continue practicing (forgive the pun!) this art for at least 44 more!


Hands poised to strike
eighty-eight keys to command
the ivories are mine

Black notes on the page
become lyric and song
feeding my soul


Lost in the melody
singer becomes song
we emerge triumphant

Applause like fine wine
richly rewards mind and heart -
encore please!


for more musical haiku, go here

21 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

so glad the prompt moved you, lovely haiku. (wait 'til you read the one I'm working on LOL)

8/21/2006  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely series! I wish I had the confidence on the piano that you obviously do in haiku 1!

8/21/2006  
Anonymous bella said...

beautiful thoughts in these haiku. your passion for music shines right through.

Luck today back at work!

8/21/2006  
Blogger jzr said...

Lovely, especially the first and third! We'd never know you a musician:)!!

8/21/2006  
Blogger susanlavonne said...

Becca, I will confess that when this idea occured to me, you were the first person I thought of...right after Carole King :-)

Beautiful haiku! One of these days you must make an mp3 of your music to share with us!

8/21/2006  
Blogger Endment said...

Your words send music through the room

8/21/2006  
Blogger Star said...

The words are as beautiful as I know your music must be. Although it will make your schedule busier, I'm sure the return to your music at school will enliven the muse that has been on summer vacation and set her to dancing through your fingers.

8/21/2006  
Blogger Maxly said...

I love how positvie your haiku's are--cool!

8/21/2006  
Anonymous Sandy said...

you can consider yourself a poet, too!

8/21/2006  
Blogger deirdre said...

Thank you for sharing a musical perspective not available to those of us who don't play an intsrument.

8/21/2006  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

Oh, those really make me wish I hadn't had that teenage rebellion against my piano classes! Beautiful!

8/21/2006  
Blogger Tammy said...

Where do I start? These haiku are oozing your musical passion and are magnificent!"hands poised to strike" "singer becomes song" such beautiful notes you have played here.

8/21/2006  
Blogger jillypoet said...

These haiku so clearly sing of your passion for music! You effortlessly combine musical langauge with the syllabic requirements for haiku. Lovely blending of two arts!

8/21/2006  
Blogger Jodi said...

Your haiku are great! Nice photo too!

8/22/2006  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Gorgeous haiku! It's obvious your heart lies in music. I envy you being able to play the piano everyday. Your job sounds so rewarding - and fun!

8/22/2006  
Blogger doc-t said...

would you mind posting a bit of you playing? I'd love to hear...

and if so, would you be taking request?

8/22/2006  
Blogger M said...

These are wonderful! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. I've been busy reading your archives, can't wait to read them all!
Love the word cloud thing you found!

8/22/2006  
Blogger bb said...

fantastic series Becca - I love the first one best of all-
*eighty-eight keys to command*-
fabulous!

8/23/2006  
Blogger JvS said...

In each section there is a moment of transformation, of change and potential. Will the hands strike in violence? Notes and singer become song. And the might of a good round of applause.

Music, and clearly poetry has a power and I like how you've encapsulated this. That's what struck me, anyway :-)

8/23/2006  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Becca, this is just lovely and so captures the spirit of your passion that is also your work. How very blessed you are.

8/23/2006  
Blogger bgfay said...

Those first two get to me, the last line of the first one especially--so triumphant and yet understanding that the one is only powerful with the other and vice versa. That's what makes the second such a good companion to the first. It's the side of the coin where the person understands that even in the making of music she is the one who is satisfied.

8/25/2006  

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