Monday, October 1, 2012

Singing Totems






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First lesson of the season

I sat

as you

described your new singing totem,

a face covered with text,

English, Russian, Italian,

mouth shaped in a perfect oval

hands dripping

strings and ribbons,

tiny bottles swinging

from each one,

messages rolled up inside.


Each one a gift,

a flowering,

a promise made

and fulfilled

as you found

a bit more freedom

to sing

the music that moves you.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 21012




Here is my contribution and thank you to the Toads!! HERE









45 comments:

  1. This made me see lots of pretty colours. With the short lines and dbl spacing, it was like reading a floating mobile.
    Yes, to singing, being, our music
    ~rick

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    1. Hey Rick! Thanks! I am off to practice for a bit! See you soon though!

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  2. Hey Audrey, this is quite lovely.

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  3. so beautiful...thank you for your heartfelt (my heart feels them) comments.

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    1. Singing and poetry are what I do--so yes, just like a poet!

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  5. This is just beautiful. Welcome to the Imaginary Garden and thank you for sharing this piece with us there.

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  6. Hey, you found our Monday Garden ~

    I like the singing and dancing to the music that moves you ~

    Happy Monday ~

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  7. nice...i love the totem...the hanging bottles...i can hear them clinking together....ponder at the messages inside of them....there is a bit of magic in that you know....sing on audrey....

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Audrey and so very glad to have stopped by to indeed read :) :)

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  9. Nice! Everyone should sing the music that moves them!

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  10. Love it! May we all sing the music that moves us and move to it as well.

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  11. Music is (and I know it's a cliche, but cliches are always founded in truth) the universal language. Whether it's signing a tune or beating on a djembe in a drum circle, it's all understood as being offered in love.

    You totem, bottles tied and each containing a message... this melted my heart. Thank God I read this tonight... I shall picture my message inside a bottle, awaiting whatever response the Creator grants. Thanks, Audrey. Peace, Amy

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    1. Hi Amy--it is a wonderful image I think--it was really a gift that image--

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  12. The hanging bottles and also the totem! Would be interesting to have a peek into what's in them bottles! Nicely Audrey!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank--and yes, I would love to unroll those meassages

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  13. This is beautiful! I liked the images that arrived~

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  14. This prompted much thought, the topic being unfamiliar to me. The poem itself is warm and welcoming. Nicely written.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/10/01/outside-the-box/

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  15. Just as beautiful as the poem was the formatting, which suspended your words in midair, like the breath expelled as the song is sung. Gorgeous, Audrey. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/10/02/slp-is-back-creative-juices/

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  16. yes, this is lovely and thought-provoking, thank you for sharing with the Toads.

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  17. Great work, audrey. Nicely done!

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  18. A beautiful read and poem...loved it!

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