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Embraceable

They say one cannot embrace pure silence,
But can they feel the silence embracing them?
Our minds in pausing and transitions,
Could it be…that
Within our souls is an air pocket or two?
Is there a space that should be filled?—can be filled?

The composer was aware by the traffic
That music is merely sounds
And he accepts those sounds and loves them!
Many have said if this was so,
How meaningless music would be!
But there is a certain truth to his words
That one can find buried inside 
Nothing is quiet
Everything is so loud 
Silence is naught but fought
And mechanical resonances bring peace to the heart 

Like sounds to music
Is like words to poetry
There is possibly no rhythm to it at all
But there is a mental tempo as hard as iron in this shackled mind 

Poems are all but words
I accept what they are
Simple, wonderful words

And they are embraceable
Even in our view of silence

-inspired by the composer John Cage on the “experience of silence and sound”- 


Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012


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vignette- IS SILENCE GOLDEN ?

Thinking outside his cage
A war on tradition he waged,
Writing notes by chance,upon a page-
His disharmonies cannot be forecast
Many suppose his music will not last

John Cage= Avan-garde composer


Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009


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STILL POINT 24

John Cage
four
three-three


Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2017


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MONOKU EKPHRASIS 15

John Cage-
           piano dreams..in a landscape


Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018


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ONE WORD TRIBUTE

Silence



A one word tribute poem to John Cage Composer/poet

'Listen' to my clip on YouTube 

https://youtu.be/oFKu3StgnSw


Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018


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HAPPENING 2 ear candy

stay 
        awhile
wait
close eyes
listen
imagine
           wonder:
       notes
stream
          as 
  continuous
    contentment:
alone
      in this quiet
of
    my mind-
                dream..
                         ing

This happening poem is of thoughts and words that happened as I listened to youtube clip of John Cage piano piece 'In a Landscape' which in reality is a part of this happening poem. 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVFCmK6GgM
          


Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018