Sunday, June 22, 2008

Melodies of Nature: One Single Impression





These haikus were inspired by the word, melody, which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

24 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the reflections of the frog.

zoya gautam said...

..happy pictures,fun melodies..for sharing these many thanks..

Mary said...

Those are great Ann! And of course the photos are perfect! I really love that frog photo! I like the "paradiddle beats" of the rain and the yellowthroat's "unrehearsed performance". Nice post!

SandyCarlson said...

All marvelous. The first one made me smile. I have felt the same way about these fellows. They are the blues singers of the wild.
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me ann my camera said...

sandy:
I really love your, "blues singers of the wild" line! :-)

mary:
I like the word 'paradiddle' and as its a drumming term I thought it fit in well relating to the rhythmn of the rain. We also had a cat once that we had named Pythagorus Paradiddle! Glad that you enjoyed.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous pictures and words...an excellent post!

WillThink4Wine said...

I also loved Paradiddle! It is fun on the tongue! Your take on melody is similar to mine in that we both chose the melody of nature! All nature is a stage, indeed! Wonderful!

bobbie said...

Fantastic pictures - frog and yellowthroat excellent. And they illustrated the poetry perfectly.

gardenpath said...

I love them all! The yellowthroat unrehearsed in my favorite.

me ann my camera said...

wiithink4wine:
Yes, we both chose melodies in nature and it was a very adaptable prompt for this subject. Your words and photo and video illustrate so well the harmony and coexistence of nature! Lovely!

teric said...

Each one is so lovely and the photos are the perfect accompaniments.

Geraldine said...

How wonderfully crafted Ann. Loved every one. I think Mr. Froggie was my fav though...I betcha he's got a nice bass tone LOL. Excellent!

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Raven said...

I'm especially partial to the frog and the yellow throat! These are delightful! Oh - and paradiddle is such a great word! Brava for that one.

Karen Crone said...

Beautiful!
Paradiddle, yes. I am writing down that one. That word could be a prompt. I could write something about paradiddles.

Or is it paradiddli? paradiddlums?
(Sorry, couldn't help myself)

Great job on this prompt!
Karen

Roswila said...

Love that first one! That frog is absolutely marvelous. And you used the word "paradiddle" in a haiku! Wow.

Pam said...

I really like the last one, though they are all very nice.

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore all the cameo profiles of nature's music in action!

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, you were certainly inspired by this prompt! But, since nature is always singing her song to us and you are always listening, I am not surprised! Well Done!

spacedlaw said...

Those brought a smile to my lips.
Thanks.

tumblewords said...

Perfect! The melody is visible in words and photos!

Sandpiper said...

Fantastic! You're so good at this. Your pictures are beautiful!

MyBellavia said...

I have a percussion background, so I loved the use of "paradiddle" here. Beautiful work!

sun light said...



The headlight thing is a "padiddle". A paradiddle is a drumming
technique you can use to build up your speed & agility with the
sticks. Start with the left hand and alternate with each syllable
like this, L-R-L-L ("par-a-di-dle") and then you'll notice that
when you start over, you'll start with the right hand: R-L-R-R
("par-a-di-dle") Keep alternating, starting slowly & building up
your speed. If you goof, slow down & build back up.

paradiddles
paradiddle book
paradiddle exercises

sun light said...

The paradiddle is a 4 note sticking pattern consisting
of 2 alternating notes followed by a diddle. The basic
pattern is RLRR LRLL, where the pattern itself always
alternates; i.e. the first paradiddle starts with one
hand, the second starts with the other, etc.

paradiddles
paradiddle book
paradiddle exercises