…On Poetry and Fiction
Just “One Word” Away (“Music”)
written by: Phyllis P. Colucci
Creating Poetry and/or Fiction is just “one word” away. One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. You get to choose one special word, and allow the magic to happen. The power behind “one word” will prove magnificent. Just “one word” will breathe life into your poetry and place your fiction on the wondrous road of make-believe. Just “one word” will lead your poetry and fiction into the hearts and minds of readers around the world. Remember, however, that it all must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Music”.
One day I saw an elderly gentleman with a long grey beard, wearing a black woolen hat and a long black coat, standing on a cold New York street corner in the dead of winter. He was holding up a sign that read, “Learn a New Language in One Minute.” I watched as children and adults alike, gathered around him, and braved the wicked weather out of curiosity. The man was a musician, and he began to play his accordion. People hummed along, listened to his melodies, and danced to the rhythm. When someone finally asked him about his sign, he replied, “You have just learned a new language…the Universal Language of ‘Music’. When you hummed along, you spoke the Language of ‘Music’. When you listened, you heard the Language of ‘Music’, and when you danced to the rhythm, you felt the Language of ‘Music’. You have just learned a new language in one minute, as I promised. So spread the word to one and all and invite them to this street corner; and simply enjoy knowing that you can now speak a new language. The best part of it all is that you and the rest of the world were born, already knowing this language. Today you learned how to use it.”
A little fiction that started from just “one word” – MUSIC!
I learned a new Language on this special day
A Universal Language that brightened the way
It came in the form of Sounds and Music
It developed into the Grandest Melodies
It grew into the Greatest Harmonies
And treated the World to the Sweetest Symphonies
The people spoke it with a hum and a song
The people heard it with listening ears
The people felt it through rhythm and dance
The people understood it through a shared romance
From the US to Europe
From the East to the West
From the North to the South
From the Seas to the Seas
From Continent to Continent
From City to City
From Country to Country…
And every child born, had the Language within
The adults made the Sounds play outward and spin
While the world spoke the language of the Nations’ kin…
Let The Universal Language of Music begin!
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Poetry and/or Fiction is just one word away. My one word on this piece is “Music”.