Saturday, November 10, 2012

Etude / My Daughter's Recorder

Skreek, squawk, hiss, hoot all crazy.
Weep, whine, whinny, and groan.
Bleat, bray, blat, shriek, and waver.
Quaver, keen, cry, and moan.
And, to each tone
I say, "That's lovely, baby."

For the Mini-Challenge at Real Toads

27 comments:

Fireblossom said...

And one day, it may be. Right now, it's the audience of one who can make her feel good about that, and in turn, whatever she takes on next.

Brian Miller said...

hahaha glad we have made it through recorder class...lol...yes, i have lived through that...ear plugs...then you can just smile and nod...smiles...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it! "That's lovely, baby." You are such a good mom!

hedgewitch said...

This form has rendered me comatose with conflicted rhyme schemes--you did a great job with it MZ. And at least it's not drums.

manicddaily said...

So cute! I guess it's a form. Thanks. k.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well, you have nobody to blame but yourself!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! I have four kids -- musicians and dancers, been there, done that!!

my heart's love songs said...

and THAT'S why you're "Mama Zen"!!!

wonderful!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, you're such a good mother. I love this, and you obviously love your daughter very much.
My parents, who were certainly more than somewhat fond of all their offspring, seemed to draw the line when my sister and I joined a pipe and drum band, but were mysteriously happy when I flunked bagpipes and my sister never advanced from a rubber-padded board to actual drums.
K

Susan said...

Well done! At first I thought filling in the form with sounds was cheating, but by the end I felt an air of knowing slip over me, top to bottom, and the grin that remained was an AhA! So that's it. I reread slowly and lingered.

aprille said...

You just thank your lucky stars that it isn't a drum set......yet :-)

ayala said...

:) nice ...sounds like my house...

Marian said...

yay! love it.
signed, the woman whose kid is right now running around the house with a kazoo and a cowbell

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a clever way to respond to this challenge. The rhyme added to the cacophony of this little gem.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, sweet sounds, indeed.

Richard Cody said...

That's love.

Jim said...

Be on your toes, MOM. The rage is to record backwards so the parents can't be listening to privy mushy conversations.
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Just teasing. But that is what I would have done had I been a kid with a recorder.
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Far Beyond The Ridge said...

...And so it is

Jim said...

You did good with the form and rhyme scheme. I am toying with it but don't have a lot of time (a proverbial problem with me) for it.

I didn't realize what you were doing when I read, commented, and left a couple of minutes ago.
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Mary said...

This made me smile! Well done, MZ.

Margaret said...

Ha ha ha. My son brought home the French Horn one year. Now, it is a lovely instrument AFTER years of practice. I was the one that made him stop. He plays the big bass and the bass guitar (any guitar, really), a bi of piano and sings like a dream.

But the French Horn nearly killed me. There was no "that's nice, dear".

Susie Clevenger said...

I remember the noises that came from my daughter's instruments...one played/plays the viola the other played/plays the cello. Those noises turned into beautiful music. Love your poem and the support of your daughter!

kkkkaty said...

Fun take on the prompt!

Hannah said...

I echo Sherry's comment, Mama Zen...and hence your name... such a great last line to end with! :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Ha - best way to answer all those tones!

Other Mary said...

lol, been there done that! Just pray she doesn't take up the sax...sounds like they're killing a duck for the first 6 months!

Shawna said...

Good momma. :)