the art of putting things to rest

i’m small
rather non-descript

——–& dressed
in fragile black

nevertheless they crash
into a sudden rest

at my appearance
——squished
between a bar & note,
catch breath,

i hold ‘em at my fingertips,
playFul— teNder, yet
unbending,
——–counting down,
just in time

—–relEAse–

———-& they move on

relentlessly

 .

my second go on Anna’s MTB prompt… i’m a rest sign on the sheet music above… just in case you wonder… smiles

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30 responses to “the art of putting things to rest

  1. EXCELLENT and thanks for explain. Re the word *rest* no stress? I dunno. When playing a new work –and 43 bars rest…and my stand partner and I have both lost count–there is risk of LOTS of stress. Dammmm those rests! –grin!

  2. nice…a rest in music…small but has all the control…can bring full on music charges to a halt…and as alluded to in this almost tease and taunt us before releasing us…ha…some pretty intimate undertones in this one as well..

  3. Geez can channel much at your sea, a rest sign would never be thought of by me to do, sure needed though to feel the music through and through.

  4. Hi Claudia, much prefer this second offering – much more fluid & artful to my ear… Think intuitively (and perhaps unsurprisingly!) you are much happier in this guise, than trying to be a printer!! Some contemporary IT synchronicity though with Tony’s theme of pen versus computer… Interesting stuff!

  5. Until I read about this rest note I thought it was you whose powerful and fragile stillness brought such respect! Fun poem!

  6. I love the ‘playful and tender’ thought…what a treat this little poem is..I liked the other about the copier, too..more industrial characteristics that this musical one 😉

  7. I’m musically challenged too (in that I can’t read it) but nevertheless KNOW this is a wonderful write!

    Anna :o]

    • “i’m small
      rather non-descript

      ——–& dressed
      in fragile black”

      Thank-yew! [as I bring that down an octave: Thank-you!]

      Through your [very] beautiful [and descriptive] poetic words you have captured:[“i’m a rest sign on the sheet music above…”]
      deedee 🙂

  8. “you taste of cocoa”, “yeah”, i smile “that’s my new lipbalm”, “nah”, he shakes his head “it is the soul”, – Loved these lines – of earth and spirit all in one – wonderful.