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Acrostic Home

Bookshelf

#poetry #acrostic #home

Brimming with reading material

Old and new

Often hardbacks but sometimes paperbacks

Kindles and other consumable electronics on one bit

Softbacks, toys and notebooks for scribbling on another

Hardwired in the centre – a music box

Entertaining the listener with comedies and audiobooks

Life portrayed in photo and sound digitally

Filed away in a box of digital media cards

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Acrostic Music

Amplify

#Fowc #Amplify

Sat in your student halls

Engrossed in your books

Needing something to distract from the doubt in your head

Sensational tunes as you scribble away

Amplified by some serious sub-woofers

To your housemates, you’re working along to your course notes

In fact, they’re half right

Only while you scribble away at your latest assignment

Notes of an alternative kind are playing through your headphones

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Poetry

Song

#Socs #Song

It’s been really quiet recently.

Actors and musicians have been in their rooms

the theatres have closed because of a bug

no buskers on the street either

Something needed to be done

resident birds calling out in tune

celebrating the sunshine

telling the human beans indoors

it’s time to get up

Cats on a street pavement

Singing in chorus

On a street corner

Dogs howling at the moon

wailing a familiar tune

out in the midnight garden

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Music Poetry

Absent Minded

#Promptuarium #Napowrimo

Salford 24th April 2020

He was part of the attraction

of the rock star band

people would roar, on every tour

when they saw him stand

One day, though in August

something happened out on stage

as the large unwieldly Iron man

thought he was Jimmy Page

No Guitar to speak of,

though his speakers they did blast

heard from far , playing air guitar

playing the bands hits from the past

The band all looked round speechless

as he did his bit to their songs

but the fans they all were cheering

so join in they did , before long

And after the concert was finished

and the robot was boxed away

the fans they would all still be talking

about the day, air guitar he did play

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Sport Sports

Ceremony

5th March 2020

#Fowc #Ceremony

The Athletes took to the track,

to a boom box anthem

dressed in the colours of their country

as cheers and lights travelled round the ground

taking to the field

masters of javelin, shot and hammer

not leaving a mark

until the start of competition

And friends and rivals share the stage

with smiles on their faces

enjoying the moment, enjoying the show

till the contest starts for real.

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Acrostic Music Poetry

Volume

#Fowc #Volume

Versatile listeners of music

Often like turning this up to

Listening to the sound of the

Umpah band over the

Magical Wireless

Ears appreciating the brass and drums

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Acrostic

Upbeat

#fowc #upbeat

Salford, 16th September

U know what it is

Picking up your step to the

Beat of the rhythm and bass

Even singing a bar or two

As you stroll through the park

Today’s a great day – keep moving to the music

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Poetry

Retro

In response to Fandango’s One word Challenge

They say if you can remember the sixties – you weren’t there

but fashion’s a fickle thing

Millennials walking down to the disco

in an homage to their Mums and dads

with some wide flares and knee high boots

listening and dancing to tunes on played on vinyl

that mum danced with dad when they were young

there’s something missing with that digital stuff

no feel, snap , crackle or pop

hearing the groove from the record player – its top!

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Music Nature

Rock

A post in response to the Tuesday Photo Challenge from Inky

Tuesday 26th March 2019

What’s with the guitar Inky ?

I thought i’d start with the musical link – an electric guitar. Clapton, May, Deacon come to mind. It’s loud but in time is methodical, and lyrical – its also the nearest thing to an electrical instrument that doesn’t need a programmer….it does need an amplifier though

Much like the Rocks you find on your average beach….(eh?)

Noisy little rocks on Kos

When the waves smack against the rocks its a bit like a percussion instrument. Depending on your location on the beach, the noises can be soft , hard or downright noisy, as the waves lap slap and crash against the shore

Get the wind to go through the holes in the rock, and you could be mistaken for hearing music being played, as theres a definate sound as the wind makes its way round the rock.

Add a chirp or two following the sound of the rocks and the sea – you have a three piece band 🙂

Reminiscent of something i read in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novel Soul Music

Music with Rocks in – Quite a ring to it too.

And all of this is Acoustic….no electric required.

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Music Photography

Creating Art from Music

CFFC Week 5 – Guitar

#CFFC #Week5 #Music #Guitar

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Guitar, by Brian F Kirkham

Its a bit of a redo – but I’ve cleaned it up for the fun foto challenge

an electric guitar in front of a background of sheet music