Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Used to Dance


I wrote this today and decided to make a slideshow out of it with me reading the poem. It’s a free verse poem called, I Used to Dance. It's something different. I hope you like it.

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I also want to share an audio piece with you. The rhythm is so upbeat that it makes me want to dance, AND, most importantly, it’s my grandmother singing. 


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  1. You always do such great readings. I don't think either of us are gutsy enough (or talented enough) to actually do a reading of what we've written.

    Also, that's an amazing performance by your grandmother. What a voice!

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  2. Thanks! I dislike my voice, but I've been seeing several poetry readings being done with slideshows that I had to try it. Now listening to it, I sound so dorky in some places. LOL!

    The funny thing about my grandmother's performance was that she was just practicing, and this is a recording from a regular tape recorder.

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  3. Drat! YouTube videos don't playback any sound for me lately on my laptop. I'll definitely check your video later from my iPad. Poetry is definitely meant to be heard. Sooner or later, I will take the voice and video plunge, but not yet.

    And... the recording of your grandmother is amazing, even more so since it's just from a regular tape recorder. If I was ever granted three wishes, I think the wish to be able to belt out beautiful music might make the list...

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    1. I've had that happen to where sound won't play on some videos. Very annoying and I was never able to figure out the problem, especially when it was a video linked on a blog.

      When I was younger, I wanted to be a Rock Star. :)

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    2. Grrr, and the video doesn't even show up on my iPad. Technology is great until it doesn't work ;)

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  4. I liked hearing your voice with the poem. Only you know the proper pacing for it and it takes on a personal quality when you speak it.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. I think poems read by the author makes them so much better.

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  5. Wow, your grandmother's voice is amazing! So cool to finally hear her (you've talked a lot about her).

    And what a great idea to read your poem. You had me giggling about those thriller moves. :D I could relate to this dancer and the music lifting her up without thought; I was thinking of myself in my 20's. But then I got to the end and I felt so sad to imagine her in a wheelchair. Nice job taking me through the emotions (you should do this more often). I just love how you can be so whimsical with your poetry. Hope all is well, my friend.

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    1. Hey Barb!

      Like I said in another comment, I can't stand the sound of my voice, but I had to try it. Those Thriller moves were popular at Cagney's. LOL! It was a bar by us that opened up to teens on Sunday.

      I'm doing great, Barb. :)

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