Thursday, December 10, 2009

Music in Nature

Joanne Olivieri, my long time mentor and fellow poet, recently had a contest, requesting entries on the topic of music in nature.  She announced the winners yesterday on her blog and I am honored to have been a runner up.  Glynis Smy of Author Blog won with her poem, "Symphony of Life."  The five honorable mentions were:

Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Jo for hosting this contest.  Here is my poem: 

Music In Nature



Nature abounds
In all sorts of sounds,
That seem musical to my ears –
 

Gentle soft murmurs,
Violent crashing crescendos,
With electricity so hot that it sears.
 

The ripple of wheat,
in a soft summer breeze,
Or the ping of hail,
As rain starts to freeze.
 

The roar of a waterfall,
The droning of bees,
The cawing of crows, 
Fluttering leaves in the trees.
 

The booming of thunder,
Waves caressing the shore, 
They all create a symphony,
Need I say even more?



Carmen Henesy



                            Copyright © 2009 Carmen Henesy.                            

All Rights Reserved
 

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations Carmen. I liked your entry, it made me 'feel' the elements. Well done.

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  2. Congratulation, Carmen! Your poem sure sounds like music..very wonderful!

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  3. That was cool, Carmen, congratulations! Thanks for the link and enjoy the CD :)

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  4. AM i surprised NO WAY.. HUGS with congrats.. WOW thats a great honour.. I love all you write.
    I a glad that grew up along the Atlantic ocean and her shores love the symphony she creates

    WONDERFUL.. Keep writing.. HUGS

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  5. congrats
    nice poem

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  6. Wow, I know at least 4 of you. I'll have to check it out and see if she runs another contest! Can you add a link to her blog on your post?

    CONGRATS!

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  7. PS. Your Countdown Christmas calendar makes me nervous (nothing done)

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  8. Your poem is a great one. With competition like this I know why I didn't win this one. :)

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  9. No, you don't need to say anymore. Nice.

    Regards

    Valery

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  10. Sharkbytes - of course, you can put a link to
    Jo'sblog on your post! That would be
    wonderful!

    Irredento Urbanita - so glad you liked the poem.

    Ratty - I didn't see your submission but I am
    sure it was wonderful. You do nothing but
    the best!

    sm - thank you!!

    Inky - it is a great honor. Mainly because
    Poetic Shutterbug is such a great poet
    herself! A big hug to you!

    fullet - I hope you have listened to some of
    the clips of Sony Holland..she is a dear
    friend and a fabulous jazz singer. I
    already have her CDs and have give OVER
    three hundred as gifts!

    Valerie - if you felt the "elements", my poem
    was a good one! Thank you.

    Icy BC - what a wonderful compliment!

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  11. no, i think you said it perfectly:)

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