Monday, August 13, 2012

Shell


                                                              Image by Francesca Woodman
Picture Credit: Courtesy of Tess' Mag #130
A shell, a musical tool
Primitive but cool
A long beat, melodious
Sounds of the sea, the obvious

Got a second to spare
Blow well to nowhere
Blow as you might
Not for a long flight
Nor bidding to fight
Just blow, kudos

For a good show
Blow away
Vibrating the air
With an inner fare
Blow away
You’re doing fair
Good for a dare
Blow away
At your lair!

Written for Tess' Magpie #130 with picture prompt and Real Toads Open link Monday 

22 comments:

  1. it is pretty cool for someone who knows what they are doing to play the conch...a long mourning note....we have buckets of shells from our beach visits...

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  2. I love those huge conch shells. A lot of fun to be had playing with them.

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  3. Reminds me of a haunting Viking thoe sea horn i heard on the sound track to " the davinci code" , a horn that makes sailors tremble

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  4. Blow and be heard
    Plus rhyming every word
    Look at you
    Doing it on cue

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  5. Haunting from the sea......

    Nice work!

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  6. I'm thinkin' Harry Belafonte ...
    Day-o, day-o!!! All because of you.

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  7. Nice rhythmic piece of writing, Hank.

    Pamela

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  8. This reminds me of a huge shell my mom used to have. Great rhyming, Hank!

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  9. I feel a Jamaican rhythm going on here...

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  10. Great rhyming words ~

    blow away, it looks fun ~

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  11. Music from the islands performed by the reader.... not the voice of the poem, not you Hank, not the photographer or Tess.... I am asked to participate, and I will gladly 'blow' into the shell for you.... I hope I remember how to get the sound. Thank you for inviting me into your response. I love it. =D

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  12. I feel a song in the air! Very nice!

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  13. Reminds me of the Lord of the Flies! Shells are one of the glories of the natural world.

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  14. Vibrating the air
    With an inner fare
    Blow away


    I'd LOVE to hear someone who really knows what they are doing play a conch shell! I guess a vacation to the islands is called for?

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  15. Very educational. I had to research the conch as a musical tool! Wonderful poem!

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  16. The rhythm- reminiscent of the sea. Beautiful.

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  17. Ah, the sea. How I miss it, but your poem brings the sound back to me.
    K

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  18. This prompt photo is making the rounds, and I love your concentration on the conch. My ex is actually quite good with shells and their various tones. The repetition of "blow" of course made me giggle, but you know me... wink.

    Very nicely done, Hank, I liked this very much! Found you at Toads! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/08/15/blissful-balm-imaginary-garden-with-real-toads/

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  19. I like this one, Hank. ~~ It reminds me of the tonet (similar to a recorder) I used to try to play. Blow as I may mine never did sound as good as my little sister's playing.
    ..

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  20. A great write. And how I know only too well the sound of that conch - always to the fore at West Indies cricket matches and on the beach.

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