Time & Music: cultural-bridge-list set to poetry
Keeping time: a phrase I heard as a music student and practiced everyday.
Keeping time while paying attention to start, stop, repeat.
It never occurred to me that I could actually keep time—it was just a thought that arose much later. Nothing came of it.
It can’t be held or held back. Time, like music, keeps moving along bar-by-bar, in every variety of style (to name just a few):
folk, jazz, waltz, bossa-nova,
opus, nocturne, rock and sonata,
lullaby, blues, country and cha-cha,
visual, soul, sufi and samba,
avant-garde, zulu, tango and raga,
taarab, chant, ballet and polka,
gamelan, gospel, kabuki and opera.
Someday I want to expand the list, adding descriptive photo-images of each, and audio links, at least to some of the lesser-known styles (as I did to one, so far).
May time and music bridge cultures, and in time, bring some relief.
Written today as a spin-off response to the prompt: time.
Top image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.