General Poetry posted March 28, 2019


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A celebration for Beethoven

Beethoven's Ode

by Henry King

Pleasure
Fulfilled childhood
Cowboys and baby dolls
Each birthday marked maturity
Music from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
First heard in London Town, not well liked
Needed time, like boys and girls
Which did tell the tale
Hence ode to
Joy



Beethoven 'Even the Odds' Poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
March 29th marks the 224th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's debut as pianist in Vienna, Austria. To celebrate his awesome musical contributions and influences, you are to write an 'Even-the-Odds' poem [see format below] that somehow, someway relates to Beethoven or, more importantly, to his music. It can be a musical event or instrument lessons when you were young....it can be how a certain concerto is tied to important memories....it can be how his music makes you feel or makes you think about certain things....it could be his Spring Sonata's tie-in to Spring....really, ANYTHING! ;) :) Be original! Give it a try -- surprise us and make us want to vote for yours! :) ;)

An 'Even the Odds' Poem is as follows:

1. The syllable count is 2-4-6-8-10-9-7-5-3-1 [starts out with evens and finishes with odds] - it is centered to form a 'diamond-like' shape

2. The first word (two syllables) and the last word (one syllable) are synonyms

3. There is no rhyme requirement, although it isn't discouraged.

Evening Performance
by Y. M. Roger

-------------------------Fairies
--------------------Flit through the air
-------------------Chromatic symphony
---------------Of effulgent streaks and glitter
-----Performing 'neath where the trees meet the stars
------------Tonight, the crickets and frogs join in
----------------Enhancing the vibrant show
--------------------You'll never forget
----------------------Dancing with
-------------------------Sprites!

[ignore the "-----", they were necessary so that the editor gnome would allow the poem to center! :)]

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It took time to accept and comprehend this Beethoven Symphony, like it takes time for children to be accepted into adulthood. Oh, what joy that aging process is, marked by birthday parties. That signature part of the Ninth Symphony, Ode to Joy, continues to attract the attention of the World.
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