Musical Poetry Category

Reconciling #musicalpoetry, #spanish learning, #CI, and #culture


I’m a music teacher. I’m a Spanish teacher. I am a both. I am a Native speaker. How do I reconcile both in my classroom? These were my thoughts throughout #CIIA2018 this month, especially when Laurie Clarcq was speaking in her breakout sessions. As a Spanish teacher, I constantly use music in my room. Mainly […]

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Silage


Wandering through the foggy woodland breathing the musty sods twilight is upon us skulking through murky, moldy dunes A bridge is upon us, filled by webs and fueled by decay creakingly pivoting, summoned by the dark, looming loch Walking through the unstable path, fixed upon the scrutiny of the unknown -the fae beckons- as you slowly […]

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A flurry of wind…


Collapse the mirrors of your soul walk through the valley and inhale… Recite the numbers in your head walk through the pastures, but wait… A wind flurry is stirring ahead feel nature at its best recite the numbers out loud – one, two, three-     I’ve found a gust of wind caressing my skin […]

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For future Remembrance


The wind, as time, does not pause nor the sky or the stars As summer falls to autumn you travel through chapters, through life For future remembrance think not of what challenges come your way, in the pebbles in your path in the troubles of the past but Think of the victories, and ponder on […]

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A classic poem takes a new (musical) flight


A dear friend of mine, who shall remain in anonymity, once showed me e.e. cummings’ i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart). As clichéd as it sounds, I loved it. In the course of this past semester, I enrolled in a composition class. In this class put my big boy pants, and […]

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i thank you God for this most amazing day


  i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of […]

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The French Smuggler: French Inspiration in Henk Badings’ Trois Chansons-Abstract


As part of my first semester in Graduate School, I had to enroll in a Graduate Research class supervised by Dr. Anita Hardeman. The abstract for my paper is the following: After the end of the Second World War, Henk Badings, a Dutch composer, wrote his Trois Chansons Bretonnes. Seen as the continuation of the […]

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Looming skies


Billowing masses exude crack, ripple, deluge light razes gale grazes Calm… Trees creak, dancing leaves rain drizzles …just stand still

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szalai loleila


szalai, szalai close your eyes count to ten szalai, szalai breathe smile love szalai, szalai loleila patience, resilience, serene. Light will come, dark will fall, szalai will come szalai for the better….

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Silver, Red, and Gold


  Glide Fall down, collide break new ground smile… Let it rain let it fall engulf the winds deluge…  

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