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Make Music with Your Life

Bob O’Meally wrote this poem. As I read it, it reminded me whatever I choose in life, it is  music. I am grateful for creative spaces as a learner and teacher. They provide music in my life.

I left the poem on the left margin to stress the way the poet formatted the poem.

Make music with your life
a
jagged
silver tune
cuts every deepday madness
Into jewels     that you wear
Carry 16 bars of old blues
wit/you
everywhere you go
walk thru azure sadness
howlin’
Like a guitar player

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

20 responses »

  1. A lovely way to live, and expressed so well in so few words. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Life, with is many rhythms, is musical. I love it! Great post, Ivon! Thanks for sharing! 😀

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  3. Congratulations and Welcome to the Ligo Circle of Appreciation! Keep up the good work… http://wp.me/p27eXb-bo

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  4. Gut geschrieben.
    Liebe Grüsse von uns.
    Wolfgang

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  5. Thanks for posting this Ivon, it is a beautiful poem. When I read it I remembered a poem I was taught at secondary school (many years ago!) which remains for me the most powerful statement of the effect of music. The poem was For Sidney Bechet by Philip Larkin (it is here if you want to read it http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/philip-larkin/for-sidney-bechet/).

    It contains the line “On me your voice falls as they say love, like an enormous yes.” Larkin’s tribute to the power of New Orleans jazz.

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