Poets’ Mime

david-and-ken2017

David L Harrison and Ken Slesarik

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rhythm, meter, rhyme

footwork balanced on the mat

sparring in the ring

Music in the Mountains

StoneForest, China

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.
Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony),
rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),
dynamics,
and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.
The word derives from Greek μουσική mousike; “art of the Muses”.

Fugi
beats a bass drum.

Hawaii
strums calypso.

Catskills
sound the violins.

The Rockies
trumpet horns.

The Smokies
shush their castinettes:
an Appalachian song.

The timbre of the sounds resounds:
redwoods’ bass,
driftwood’s chant.

A Mortimer Minute (A Poetry Bunny Hop)

Watch those bunny teeth!

Watch those bunny teeth!

Bunny Question #1:
What does it take to be a children’s poet?
Answer:
chutzpah

Bunny Question #2
Do poets use slang?
Answer:
Often. They call it “colloquialism”. And it works well when it rings with meter, rhyme and local flavor.

Bunny Question #3
Can a poem have no words?
Answer:
Some poems are sounds like this one from Germany.
http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/music-for-cats/

I am touched by Joy Acey’s invite to spend a Mortimer Minute with these lively poets who preceeded me.
Feel free to visit their blogs:
http://www.nowaterriver.com/poetry-friday-the-mortimer-minute-childrens-poetry-blog-hop/
http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2013/09/mortimer-minute.html
http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2013/09/mortimer-is-in-house.html
http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2013/09/childrens-poetry-blog-hop.htm
http://www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

Here is a video of me reading one of my favorite poems.
https://thevibrantchanneledcreator.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/bit-by-a-bug/

Finally,
I would like to invite all those poets who take time to visit this blog to take a Mortimer Moment.
Just reply in the comments section if you are interested.

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