Monday, November 21, 2016

Embracing the Blues

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the blues have a way of hitting you hard
especially when you hear  a weeping harp
they say it's all about rhythmic breathing
i  think it's a bit like making love, engaging
mouth, lips and tongue in musical dialogue
releasing tension with each breath

posted for  dVerse
writing a Quadrille 44 words
incorporating the word breath

52 comments:

  1. Beautifully done and perfectly blue.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, you know sometimes the blues soothes...

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  2. You got the love blues ~ I like that musical dialogue ~

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    1. haha - I do enjoy the blues and musical dialogue is always enjoyable...

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  3. I have an affinity for musical poems. The blues are so deep and emotion filled. This is a superb piece, Truedessa,

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    1. Thanks Walt, I think we were both feeling musical with this prompt, yours is very lovely.

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  4. Interesting seeing the act of playing the harp as stealing one's breath away.

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    1. hmm, I changed the last line as I felt it was more about releasing tension than stealing breath, but again it could be about a lover who steals you heart away...pondering...

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  5. Love this harmonious blend.

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  6. I like to embrace the blues too, or maybe it's the other way around. Enjoyed the analogy of the blues to making love.

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    1. ah, that is the question embracing the blues or the blues embracing you, either way it is an embrace..:)

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  7. engaging mouth, lips and
    tongue in musical dialogue

    Isn't it sweet to be able to have all in unison to bring on the blues! Truly a musical thing!

    Hank

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  8. haha well blues like that wouldn't be so blue to have.

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    1. Haha, it could shake the blues away

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  9. The blues can mean so many things, you've accentuated the positive in making the blues for two.

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    1. The blues can mean many things,but you know I do enjoy the bluesy beat

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  10. I wonder is there blue icecream to lather me in while playing blues music- then one of you ladies can do the rest. See how I bailed out of explaining myself, lol.

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    1. Hmm I don't know, I'll leave that for someone else to discover

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  11. How fun comparing playing the harmonica to making love.

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  12. A musical dialog... Oh that's a sensation I know well...although I don't do Jazz. I mean I have, but my heart lies in orchestral pieces. (Notice, I didn't say classics, although I have my fair share of loves there too.)

    Lovely prose!

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    1. Hi Crystal, music really sets the spirit free no matter the genre. I do enjoy, jazz, blues, rock the list goes on. smiling.

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  13. I love me some blues. Fair rolls of the tongue this sweet poem.

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  14. I think of harmonicas and hobos and the bluesy music by a campfire or the inside of a train car. Lovely image and sound

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    1. Thanks for sharing your image and I imagine there is a harmonica just waiting to be played.

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  15. I love the blues. There is something so comforting about listening to a great blues tune, an "I'm not alone in this" feeling. You've captured it well here.

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    1. Ah, yes many feel the blues and it is comforting to know you are not alone.

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  16. Love your explanation of the blues! Very nice.

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  17. I caught the subtle hidden hint
    very clever

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  18. What a great metaphor for love-making. Well thought-out. And too often, the blues follow the act.

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    1. Maybe, I was feeling a bit blue as I was listening to some blues.

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  19. I really like this one. :)

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  20. I love the harmonic elements of this... especially the love-making metaphor. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, harmonic vibrations fill the air

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  21. Love this one – but then, I love the blues.

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    1. There is just something special about those blues...

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  22. It's a bit... like making love? So it is. Not that I would know for I'm blue all the time and it wouldn't be possible for any person to... well, you know 24/7.

    Have fun tomorrow, True. Any plans?

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    1. I am a bit blue too! Maybe an indigo hue

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  23. Fantastic way of describing a musical form!

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  24. What a fun take. You made a very engaging image for the blues. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy listening to some blues :-)

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  25. I love it! What a wonderful analogy!

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