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Heart Beat

Post No. 840


Heart Beat


Everything in this world

plays its own music

or at least a beat

the mountains shout out

and the echoes play tag

with flowers cut from scraps

in mother’s rag bag

a stitch in time she’d say to me

saves nine as i clambered on her knee

a stitch in time… mends a broken heart

and the cape robin on my window sill

sings his soul out fit to burst

filling mine to overflowing with His song


©Denise G Allen, 14 July 2015 06:45


Feeling the Beat

Feeling the Beat

Perhaps it’s the African in me,
But when I write poetry
I like to feel the beat
Beneath my feet.

Walking down the street,
People rushing, pushing, shoving,
The cars sweeping past,
The beat goes fast.

But, in the quiet of the night,
When I’m able to unwind
The drum beat of Africa slows
To fuse with the beat in my heart.

The History of African Drumming
By Anjus Chiedozie, eHow Contributor
updated: September 10, 2009
I want to do this!
The History of African Drumming
The drum is perhaps the oldest musical instrument in the world, with every society employing it in varying degrees. However, it is most revered among the people of Africa, where it comes in various forms and fulfills various functions. The drum is the most important musical instrument in Africa.

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