fragile songs of life
in harmony with the swamp
Melody (from Gr. ‘Melos’). A succession of notes, varying in pitch, which have an organized and recognizable shape. Melody is ‘horizontal’, i.e. the notes are heard consecutively, whereas in harmony notes are sounded simultaneously (‘vertical’). The mus. of many primitive races still remains purely melodic, as does European folksong and also plainsong. Many apparently simple folk melodies will be found, on examination, however, to be highly organized, e.g. as regards the use at different pitch levels of some simple, brief motif, the adroit use of a high note as a point of climax, etc.; many such melodies will be found to be cast in some definite form, such as simple ternary form.
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Thanks, Barb. Had a lot of fun with this prompt. And thanks to Sandy and Andree and at OSI. I truly enjoy the site.ReplyDelete
I took a different route somehow...ReplyDelete
Lovely prompt and I love the music of words. And laughter.
The inspiration came swiftly with this one. Thank you!ReplyDelete
This was a great prompt. I enjoyed writing: The Melody of Life. I will also look forward to reading many more of the participant's takes on this prompt, throughout the week.ReplyDelete
I had to think sideways this week but Lori had one photo for me which inspired so my interpretation of the theme is now up.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this awesome prompt! I didn't know how much I could create from one word! =)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Barb, for the prompt! Mine's up to view! Answers to the QuestionsReplyDelete
A beautiful prompt and photo. I had to enlarge it to see that there is a kitty, 2 geese and another bird - living in harmony.ReplyDelete
Nice prompt! Thanks!ReplyDelete
FINDING COMPOSURE, at Nickers and Ink
Thanks for this thoughtful tanka. I like the line about the "fragile songs of life". The photo fits perfectly. This was an insprirational prompt for me.ReplyDelete
This was an interesting prompt for a singer - so I wrote about being melodyReplyDelete
I tried something new to me. HaynakuReplyDelete
I don't know if I am spelling it right or not. I did look it for the correct poetic form. I hope that it is right. You can also reverse the form.
I had a great time with it. Next time I will try a Tanka or maybe be back later with one.
Oh two in a row! I just can't stay away.ReplyDelete
Hope that I got this Tanka correct.
another great prompt... slow coming this week.. fugueReplyDelete
This has been a wonderful week so far, for reading the prompt submissions. I've been enjoying checking out a number of new blogs too. Bravo!ReplyDelete
Mine’s up today at Sacred Ruminations … later than intended but earlier than LAST week.ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
Hey, thanks for the inspiration! I enjoyed this prompt.ReplyDelete
What a great prompt! I tried tanka as well. Many thanks to Mary. :)ReplyDelete