Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ode to Music

Written for Verse First - Difficulty
Linking to: Poetry Pantry #162

"More often than not in poetry I find difficulty to be gratuitous and show-offy and  camouflaging, experimental to a kind of insane degree--a difficulty which really ignores the possibility of having a sensible reader." Billy Collins

Your assignment should be clear. Write a poem, no more than three stanzas, that is completely free of "gratuitous, show-offy, camouflaging" text. 


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Music soothes my heart
It brings me peace
It relaxes my mind
So my troubles can release

Music makes my spirit dance
It makes me smile
It fills me with joy
So I can dream awhile

Music makes my soul soar
It inspires and lifts
It brings me closer to Him
So I can receive His blessings and gifts

~x~




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62 comments:


  1. feeling elevated.....and the feather & the flute ...reminder of the Divine.

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    1. Thanks Sumana. Yep, Lord Krishna's bansuri and feather.

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  2. What would we do without music? It does soothe and energize!

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    1. So true Poet Laundry. Energize is the word!

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  3. Music does the same thing for me. I feel lost without it. Thus, I have it with me everyday in the form of a MP# player. I can load up my favorites and play them over and over again!

    Susan Dusterhoft
    Today's Working Woman
    todaysworkingwoman25.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too Susan - my ipod travels with me everywhere!

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  4. Lovely!
    What's a world without music ?!
    I always have a beat in my head! And I'm usually found humming off-key!

    You have said it beautifully Suzy! And so right! :)

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    1. Thanks Mytakeoneverything. And my feet are forever tapping :)

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  5. Very true Suzy, music has the strength to take us beyond this universe...very well described...soothing, joyous, uplifting.....

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    1. Thanks Shellymona - it sure does take us to places unknown.

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  6. Simply lovely this is. Music is a cure for the mind. For sure. :)

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    1. Thanks Jyothi. It's a great way to relax.

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  7. Music is like happiness at the flick of a switch. Lovely thoughts.

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    1. I love the way you put that Gemma. Thanks.

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  8. music holds a big part of our lives, our emotions...

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    1. It sure does Natasa. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. I know how much music means to you, Suzy so this poem is a lovely, straight from the heart one!

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Don't know what I would do without music.

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  10. music is def evocative...and can transform our moods...we were at the open air mall yesterday and there were street musicians...it was interesting to see how their music touched those that passed....

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    1. Hi Brian, isn't it amazing how music can change the entire atmosphere. The Saturday Farmer's Market that I visit always has a busker or two and it just makes the experience more enjoyable.

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  11. Ahh... music is like that for me, too.

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  12. Ah, music touches the soul...!! Beautifully penned, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Panchali. Glad you thought so.

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  13. :)The language of music needs a true heart to understand and you have it, as I see all your poems are dedicated to the supreme being, you are a pure soul:)Take care.

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    1. Thanks Vandana for your very kind and sweet comment. You are so right, my poems are dedicated to that great Spirit. It's the only way I can write.

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  14. Music is magical. You've captured that essence beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Talon. You've described it well as magical. :)

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  15. This is so beautiful and so true. Music touches my soul and helps me through every emotion. It uplifts always.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. You are so right that music helps us through every emotion.

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  16. I couldn't agree more Suzy. Music has such wonderful healing power. If I'm having a bad day, nothing like listening to my favorite cds to lighten my mood. Beautiful tribute to song!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes so true, music is healing.

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  17. It is amazing how much power can be released with even a single simple note or song! Love this!

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    1. Thanks Dances with Vodka. So true, music is powerful.

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  18. so simple but elevates the soul. Music is poetry.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. It really does elevate the soul.

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  19. Lovely, Suzy. Music does transport us - as Buffy Ste Marie sings : "Up Where We Belong".

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    1. Thanks Sherry - so true - to our home in the sky.

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  20. Beautiful! Music does exactly the same for me. It's a double blessing on Sunday to be able to sing in our contemporary service at church.
    Much love to you, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Singing devotional songs is simply intoxicating and it brings me the greatest joy. Love and blessings to you my sweet friend.

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  21. I loved the simplicity of this poem, Suzy. Music indeed is healing and can build a bridge to people, places and the Divine. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda. Building that bridge is what I love most about it.

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  22. Music makes my soul soar
    It inspires and lifts

    Music is everything that's nice! It changes people's mood when being nice. Great thoughts Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Kaykuala. It truly is a mood changer.

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  23. Nice verse about music.......... And thanks for dropping by..... its a lovely thing...........

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    1. Thanks Lasha. Glad you liked it. My pleasure to drop by your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  24. Wonderful poem, Suzy! You've expressed my sentiments exactly. When I play my flute or sing with the choir, I feel all those emotions you describe. And just listening to a beautiful piece of music can move me, too. What would we do without music? Life would be very dull and drab, indeed.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. How lovely that you play the flute - one of my favourite instruments. There is something so haunting about the sound of the flute.

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  25. aye -think I'll play a little music myself today

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  26. ...Suzy, your last stanza is so perfect for its message conveyed... life is so full of music... i just couldn't imagine waking up a day without feeling & hearing music somewhere... i don't have the most powerful vocals but i do know how to sing from the heart... i loved this... smiles...

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    1. Thanks Kelvin. Yes, I can't imagine a world without music.

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  27. Music can certainly lift the spirit, well unless its C/W then its mostly just depressing! Classical, yes that's more like it, beautiful, composed and energizing! Enjoyed the write!

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    1. Thanks Scott. Yes definitely classical or instrumental.

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  28. I truly believe that music can lift your spirit....a beautiful poem! Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Thanks Mademoiselle Modelle. Glad you liked it.

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