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Sounds of Splendor

Sounds of Splendor
Some say songs soothe the savage beast
On gentle melodies I feast
Sensual pleasures increase
Swing me, sway me, elevate me
Joyful psalms can jubilate me
Your lyrics stimulate me

Rock, classical or jazz
Reggae, soul and blue grass

Music always resonated  
Wind songs man has emulated
Across Earth unabated

Primitive tribes made drums and flutes 
Melodies traced to early roots
Angst is quelled, anger dilutes

Harmonies reign in grace
As all cultures embrace

The beauty of song unifies
Turning enemies to allies
Play set chords or improvise

All arts bring beauty to our lives
Song styles change but music survives
So much pleasure we derive

Singing in unison
Tunes from the musician

*for Catie’s “Focus on Syllables” contest (887, 887, 66 repeated three times)

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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:37:00 AM
    What beautiful sounds these are. Hats off to you. Many congratulations for this win.

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 9:21:00 AM
    Great work Carolyn. I knew you cold do it. congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:15:00 PM
    shear excellent point Carolyn thank you duncan

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 2:59:00 PM
    Well, you are kicking butt in these contests again, Carolyn! Wow! And look at all of these comments! I am almost jealous~Chris

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations once again my friend on a well deserved top ten winner circle placement. Enjoye the glory. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Catie's contest "Focus on Syllables". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 8:24:00 AM
    Your poem is as beautiful as the music you describe! Conagratulations, Carolyn!! love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 7:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 7:09:00 AM
    Ididnt enter this one..I just couldnt figure it out. But you sure did..well done LNC... and congrats on your musical beautry. BG

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 6:13:00 AM
    Hi Carolyn. A lot of work gone into this testing exercise and boy, it works. From a musicians view it verifies what I have always preached, that we all would be missing something in our lives without music . Great write. PS. 'Regrets' is not autobiographical. The good wife is hale and hearty, thank God but I seem to be attending a lot of my peers funerals lately. Thanks for your interest, Your comments and most of all your writings. Eamon

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 1:52:00 PM
    how about jim morrison?

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Simply beautiful!lovely!tmfs!Cuchi :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 4:05:00 AM
    excellent and such a real peace of work here thank you duncan

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 5:13:00 PM
    I like what you said about the butterfly having a past life.... that makes you think.

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 2:12:00 PM
    must say am pleased to hear from you, many thanks for your comments on verbiage, i see you were up late to read it.

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 1:11:00 PM
    I'd be so lost without my sounds of splendor Carolyn. I love this one, good luck in Catie's contest >> James :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 12:05:00 PM
    I too love music, various types to suit my mood.I find sweet gentle melodic tones can inspire me .Other times I'm there with chart music.Granddaughters think I'm a cool Nan.Although this is hot I also think it's cool.Beautifully written,and very skilful and informative.Love it and good luck with the contest. Love June

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 10:35:00 AM
    What a wonderful way of celebrating music, Carolyn! this is such a great poem that really stepped up to Catie's challenge-- bravo to you-- hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 3:58:00 PM
    Your tone and words flow in a gentle melody in this one. A very good projection. You hit the nail on the head with your interp of my poem. Three years is nothing after 80 have just flown by. It's nice to alude to something and have the reader catch your meaning. Charles

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 7:04:00 AM
    I thought this a very hard challenge, great work! Light & Love please add your wisdom to my blog?