Rhythm of Life

Rhythm of Life

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Haunting music of the soul

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Middle C is really where we begin to learn... 

There are flats and sharps in variations... 

Playing with both hands composing harmony 

Expressions of melancholy and dreams where 

possibilities occur... 

Movements of moments where feelings collide... 

Violins play in delicate persuasion and 

the drums softly seduce the rhythm of the night... 

while cymbals bring a conclusion to the  finale.  

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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life begins, life varies in what it throws at us, and we attempt to reach a harmony within and without, many possibilities...feelings collide with others and within ourselves...
a delicate balance...plays into the night...
and then with a bang...we are gone...
wonderful metaphor here.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Jacob... my last lines were intended to be suggestive, but you are correct... we will leave wit.. read more



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well done Pat! i have never before read a more clear, thorough, description of classical music .. without an understanding of movement, arrangement, variation etc. .. its a little hard for many to really appreciate it...and i love the crashing cymbals ...led up to by a tympani ... so... you are teasing not telling who it is you were listening to ..or can you hear it in your head??
E.
ps. believe it or not ... i have a BA in music .. never did anything with it except play in coffee houses ;) ..i do understand you are using this as metaphor ... on life .. could be a lover even :)))well done at any rate says i!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

love it Pat ... my heritage is from Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland ;) great stuff ... glad i .. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

Have you seen the movie "Entrapment" with Sean Connery? Great scenery from Scotland and interesting.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes i have! great love story too! ;)
A wonderfully developed analogy, Pat. So nice to be back and have so much great poetry to catch up on:) I really enjoyed this:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Pryde... it is a pleasure to read your review.
So lovely to have you breathe life into.. read more
So wonderful, the words shared dear Pat. Your thoughts took me in and I wanted more. I love the rhythm of life. We are music when the heart is glad. Thank you for sharing the wonderful poetry.
Coyote


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear John... thank you for reviewing Rhythm of Life.
To play an Instrument is like dancing... read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Pat. I love music.
I think and feel that You mean by the Middle C the Core, the heart, the middle center of our chakras, where life flows, where the sound of life beats, it's our challenge to make it beating in balance and in harmony with the mind, Your words are deeply meaningful and influential for those who read behind it, what makes it even special, Your gentle loving style hiding in its tides that brilliance of life and living.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Light... I love your feelings of Middle C being the Core, the heart, the middle center of our c.. read more
Being a drummer I find this rather pleasing and accurate. Nicely done, Patricia.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Relic... the drums softly seduce the rhythm of the night... a line just for you. so pleased yo.. read more
Music is always the accompaniment to your lives. It is a melody that must be harmonious for all of us to be happy and peaceful. Great metaphor here, Pat.....when the cymbals hit the finale, we know the concert has ended. You are on a roll, my friend. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Lydi... the notes on a keyboard or even a guitar
can convey our moments of melancholy o.. read more
Orchestral musings. Music plays a large part in this dance. Hopefully that first cry after birth is in High C
and as we move through the flats and sharps we learn that practice will always be required to fulfill the dreams and push the possibilities.
Those quiet moments are best if shared.

Lovely metaphor, Patricia.
A very good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Ted... as I remember when my son and daughter were born... they each cried in High C... and I s.. read more
Music is a big part of my writing life. When I get ready to write something, I imbue myself with music for a while, first. Your poem is a great way to show how this happens, but not focusing on some specific genre or song (as many "music" poems harken to a song). Your poem opens us up to the possibilities by embracing the universe of different musical ideas & symbols . . . conveying the spirit of music, more than the defining characteristics of a single song (even tho I also writing about a single song!) I love your opening with "middle C"! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Margie... I smiled when you loved the opening line with "middle C !"... I really wondered if ot.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Love your rambling share. I didn't learn to play the piano, but we always had one becuz my dad playe.. read more
Very beautiful Pat, I enjoyed it very much. My there always be music all around you.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Cherrie... thank you for spending time ... music is in our nature and dancing to flowers deligh.. read more
Ohhhh...this is right up my alley!!! My favorite chord as a guitar player is Am the chord of desperation. This was a symphony of emotion and longing. Loved it!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

dear Crowley... I never realized that Chord A was desperation. Now I googled and discovered the son.. read more

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