Waltz – 3/4 time

November 11, 2012 at 10:14 am (literature, Poems, poetry, politics, Stories) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve found a

rhythm which

helps me with

poetry

also en

hances the

vast world I

know and see:

*

I hold the

hands of my

friends and my

family

lifted by

music and

kind loving

company;

*

We travel

one two three

through life’s di

versity

dancing with

gusto through

fear and ad

versity.

*

Some of you

might like to

dance in my

footsteps the

waltz is such

fun and it’s

perfectly

free!

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7 Comments

  1. Julia Dean-Richards said,

    Inspired by Matthew Pullar’s post below. Take a look:

    http://mpullar.com/2012/11/10/experiments-in-form-part-5-finger-exercises/

  2. Brice Maiurro said,

    This is so much fun. I used to write waltz poems a lot, and by that I mean I put three syllables in each line. I think you did a great job with the rhythm here.

  3. reiterzblog said,

    Me again. Again WordPress is playing me for a sucker, so writersblogq, or nobodysreadingme, are the names by which you know me better.
    I struggled with this at first, I did. I’m still a newcomer to the world of poetry, so cut me some slack
    Then I got it. I read it with the correct cadences, and it worked.
    I’ll get better, I really will. In the meantime, expect me to make a complete idiot of myself.
    I’ll get there. I’m just having to adjust the way I read, and at my age that’s not easy, but so far it’s being a rewarding experience

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Hi nobodysreadingme. I’m glad you persevered. I have done a lot of dancing in my time, so the waltz beat is a friend to me. It has pushing power – is relentless, but pretty. One of the other poets I read on here is J Matthew Waters at http://jdubqca.com/. He has a great reading voice and posts up voice recordings of his poems. Maybe take a listen. We all have different ways of using our senses, but I think they can be stretched to make things richer for us. I’ll be back later to visit your pages.

  4. mpullar said,

    There’s a lovely lightness to this poem. Nice work.

  5. Russ L said,

    Isn’t meter great?! So it your poem!

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