Andante–Prompt Nights


Wikipedia Commons: Mozart

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:

gravissimo—most grave

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.

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!


  2. I really like the flow of this piece.


  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. 🙂


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


  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.


  6. Baydreamer says:

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


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


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


  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.. :


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


  11. Jae Rose says:

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


  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


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


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


  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,


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