Andante–Prompt Nights


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andante
high octain

adagio thoughts inhabit me
beside the mountains or the shore
i live for music, nothing more

alone and aimless though i be
i play the blues and drink my booze
then jazz it up to vivace

when morning comes, i toss the score
adagio thoughts return to me

adagio thoughts conquer me
gravissimo my spirit’s core
i leave my music at the door

though from myself i hope to flee
i find my muse in nature’s clues
a gift of music sets me free

once more allow melodic roar
as dolce thoughts come back to me.

Musical Notations:

andante–moderate
adagio–slow
vivace–lively
gravissimo—most grave
dolce–sweet

This is a poem I wrote a few years back that I am linking to Sanaa Rizvi’s Prompt Nights where the theme is MUSIC. The form, developed by Luke Prater, is a High Octane.

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16 thoughts on “Andante–Prompt Nights

  1. Jamztoma says:

    Your poem here is an opus for me. I loved the originality in it. The skillful way you incorporated musical terminologies into it. I am very impressed!

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  2. I really like the flow of this piece.

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Such a pretty sounding poem, with the musical terms, flowing and ebbing throughout the day. Just like we all do, there are highs and lows. 🙂

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  4. […] If you would like to see an example of a High Octain, I’ve posted one just last week here. […]

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  5. othermary says:

    Deftly (not deafly) done. We never can entirely escape ourselves, but music is a balm, and a companion or whatever we need it to be. Lovely.

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  6. Baydreamer says:

    You did a wonderful job for the prompt; I love how you incorporated the musical terms, beautiful, Victoria!

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  7. Really lovely the way it reads and using the musical terms was so effective.

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  8. memories of tortuous piano lessons come flooding back with the reference to adagio etc…..loved your take Victoria….hoping you are keeping well…

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  9. what a wonderful use of the musical terms, and I realize I will have some catching up… this sounds like a wonderful form that I will miss.. :

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  10. Love this piece, Victoria. Your poem I think, probably sums up Mozart’s lifestyle. 🙂 What a a genius he was.

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  11. Jae Rose says:

    I love how cleverly you have inserted the musical terms into this song. ..when morning comes, i toss the score..is my favourite line – it is good to have the freedom even momentarily to dance to our own tune

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  12. I loved the beautiful,spiritually-inclined, and musical tone of the poem. I appreciated the language of music in a poetic sense and defining the meaning of the musical notation. It is the first I had heard of the High Octane poetic forms .I think it would be a challenge and an creative to write in High Octane

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  13. Well done. I was singing the melody in my head!

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  14. Love the movement of this piece, Victoria! ♥

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  15. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Wow this is absolutely gorgeous 😀 the entire piece makes me feel like dancing in a ballroom especially love “when morning comes, i toss the score adagio thoughts return to me.”

    Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights 🙂

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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