Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Dance The Bele by Karin Best image from google dot com




SPAWN
swing children sway,
sway for the rhythm of chantwell,
chantwell words from the mouth,
mouth of griots, souls of the landed,
landed here in new sounds,
sounds to mourn the loss of mother land;
mother land expands, to birth fresh voices,
voices of rapso, shaping this identity,
this identity of third world cultures,
third world cultures of first class music,
music of steel bands, and kaiso singers,
kaiso singers: telling, telling, telling of,
telling of ancients, and spawn of futures
© gillena cox 2015









Written for today's prompt from Karin at
Weekend Mini Challenge--Connect the Chimes!

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

30 comments:

  1. Love the first class music.. And fully agree - have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Bjorn

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  2. Just wonderful music here in this poem, Gillena. Thanks so much--a treat to read. k.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in K

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  3. Love the end of each line wrapping back into the language of the next. So good.

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation De

    Much love...

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  5. music of steel bands, and kaiso singers,
    kaiso singers: telling, telling, telling of,
    telling of ancients, and spawn of futures........ enjoyed your poem and the music!

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  6. The beat in this takes me straight to appreciation for world music, of which I am a huge fan. Very cool write.

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  7. Loved the smooth flowing music in this beautiful piece :D
    Lots of love
    xoxo

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  8. This has power in it. I love the whole feel and tempo, not unlike the dance in the picture you posted. Great piece, I loved it.

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Hero

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    2. Important connections, these! And the video is great, too.

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    3. Happy you dropped in Rosemary
      Much love...

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  9. Wow...this is vivid and gains such momentum...excellent, Gillena!

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  10. I love the chained effect of the lines ending and beginning with the same word/words. This creates the cyclic effect of the dance itself.

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  11. It makes me think about the connection to my roots. First gen Americans always seem to straddle two different worlds.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rommy

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  12. Altogether wonderful--the poem, the bells video, and the portrait!
    ". . . .to birth fresh voices,
    voices of rapso, shaping this identity,
    this identity of third world cultures,
    third world cultures of first class music,"

    I felt transported.

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  13. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

    much love...

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  14. Really cool how you repeated the ending of the previous line in the start of the next lines. Very effective....almost creates a chanting sort of feel to it!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation CC

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  15. My daughter used to feel the way you recite here, Gillena. That was when she went to Trinidad with her Hubby. Now she likes getting away from our crowds.
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    1. i can well understand that Jim, i used to not mind crowd years ago, now i'm happy to be away from crowds

      thanks for dropping in

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  16. I would love to witness the telling, the dance of your words.

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    1. Gail
      Thanks for dropping in to read mine

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