Sunday, December 2, 2012

Practice




Object to be Destroyed by Man Ray
from Tess at Magpie Tales




Wagging finger of righteous indignation at incessant failures
Beating time in triumph
Your precision a mark in the annuls of marked seconds
Subdivisions
A moment of suspended legato
We begin again.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

posted for  The Mag #145

43 comments:

  1. Nice... I really like the last two lines, Audrey.

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  2. I know this well! And I agree: music does have to jump.

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  3. A moment of suspended legato... Choice.

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  4. Beautiful as always! I love the "rhythm"! :)

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I am glad that you enjoyed it!

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  6. nice rhythm indeed..thanks for sharing this

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  7. Never thought of a metronome as a wagging finger...brilliant...

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  8. Time is precious and yet never stays constant. You have portrayed it beautifully.

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  9. indignation at incessant failures
    Beating time in triumph

    How wonderful if we can overcome procrastination and get on happily with life!
    Truly said Audrey! Nicely!

    Hank

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  10. It is kind of like a waving finger isn't it?....love this Audrey!

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  11. Audrey - your poem is wonderful. What a grumpy metro"gnome"
    thanks so for the visit

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  12. I think the metronome was invented by a Nazi.

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    1. You made me laugh Stafford---so many hours we have spent together!

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  13. ha. my sister learned so i know the metronome well..i enjoy its song like i do the clock...but then again i was not the one forced to play again...smiles.

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  14. Yes, Audrey, the wagging finger is hard to ignore and ever present

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  15. Oh, wagging fingers have started more personal wars than anything else. Well done.

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  16. For some reason your words make me think of the Jewish Schem Haporesh , the 72. These beings that govern the wheel of the year as well as the laws of compound interest, well done, Time Lord ! . Say hello to the folks back on Gallifrey for me.

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  17. How ingenious and very stimulating to our minds. Brilliant!

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  18. I really like this. It really captures why we practice.

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  19. I think I may have misunderstood your poem. It kind of scared me. It sounded like the mean part of me that expects perfection ask the time.

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