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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 Religion

Chorus

Cathedral walls filled with voices as

Harmonic music was played throughout

Orators of great note – joined in

Resounding hymns and psalms

Until the time came – and

Silence and Reverence came with eucharistic rites

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Birds Nature Outdoors Parks

Birdsong (Summer)

No rumble of traffic

No noise in the street

Not many people

Navigating the street

But somewhere in th’ treetops

swaying in the air

families of birds are

chatting away there

Singing ’bout blue skies

and the weather that’s greet

while on mobile’s behind the glass

the humans all tweet

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Acrostic Festive Seasons

Dance

#Writephoto #Dance

Standing Stones (Image S.C. Vincent)


During certain times of the year

A number of revellers can be found

Notably dancing around the odd standing stone

Celebrating a harvest or maybe a god or two

Expecting good things in the months to come
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Poetry

The Buskers Dilemma

Their pitch was in the perfect location

Their routine rehearsed to perfection

and for once – the sun was shining

No problem with people passing by,

or pigeons up in the blue sky

they had a crowd, who cheered laughed and cried

They sung out most of the afternoon

till the dawn of the appearing evening moon

their caps and cups full, with notes and coins

and rendezvoused back in a caff to rejoin

But after their breakfast and coffee and tea

they soon departed from their moment of glee

for after their repast, after singing their tome

they just had enough for the bus fare home

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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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Acrostic Humour Poetry

Noise

Noise

Salford, 15th March 2018

 

Noted academics, would call it a break in the silence

Owls wake at the sound of the shrill

Interested passers by, wonder where the wailing is coming from

Songs sung in the shower – screeching through the air

Exceptional harmonious melodies ? hardly!

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IWM North Museum Museums Music Volunteering

A Choral thing – Part II

Friday 17th June 2016

Imperial War Museum North (Red Room)

Another meeting of the Choir today, after our round robin performances at IWM North, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

There must have been something in the air today, in that we were a little reduced in number – but the enthusiasm of the group wasn’t tempered.

We concentrated on two numbers today, All above my head and All around – concentrating on a few changes to the way we sung it at previous performances.

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Arts Music Performance Poetry

A choral thing

Sing

a literary response to the Manchester Voices Volunteer Choir

Let the people sing aloud,

for those in the audience are justly proud…

of those gathered together in a mere few weeks –

the music director needed some tweaks…

as they sorted the tenors from the bass baritone

with a couple of sopranos sometimes singing alone.

but joining as one, they’ve sung their songs

(and sometimes , their audience have been singing along)

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Museum Museums Music Volunteering

Musical Fridays

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Friday 13th May 2016

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Another Day of practice for the volunteer choir.

For those who haven’t been reading – I’ve joined a choir made up of volunteers from Manchester Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI) and Imperial War Museum North

We have Alto’s, We have Tenor’s and we even have the odd soprano in the Mix.

We’ve learned a few numbers – and (Hopefully) we will be performing together at a celebration for volunteers week later this year.

I’ve got over the barrier of singing – now if only I could master my two left feet…

They’ve got us Dancing!!!!

(Update this coming Friday!!!!)