The Now

For Paul’s prompt at Real Toads – 30 poems in 30 days. It is now only 12 days until the 30.  This is based on the Japanese concept of silence or, chinmoku – the space between the notes or, the now.

The Now
Keys on a piano –
g…
a…
b…
the silence between the notes –
and again –
g…
a…
b…

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bekkie Sanchez
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:43:30

    Just be!

    Reply

  2. Vivian Zems
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 14:27:15

    Life should be as simple as this!

    Reply

  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 14:39:31

    I think my parents especially loved the silence between my finger playing… 🙂

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  4. paul scribbles
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 16:02:37

    Superb.

    Reply

  5. Sherry Marr
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 17:29:19

    I love what is heard in the silence between the notes.

    Reply

  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 22:01:01

    Ahhhh!

    Reply

  7. Jim
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 23:32:34

    Smiling for a nice read, Toni. 🙂 🙂 Did you think about repeating for 12 octaves? Smile more. 🙂 🙂
    ..

    Reply

  8. willow88switches
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 00:18:32

    very clever, exceptionally so – and great use of the form too … I’m sitting here, laughing for the smiling …..

    Reply

  9. sanaarizvi
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 05:22:40

    Brilliant!💖

    Reply

  10. Laura Bloomsbury
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 05:31:37

    interesting how you chose those three notes and ahh the sound of silence – (though my grandfather was profoundly deaf and had been an avid pianist)

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  11. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:59:20

    that’s about as far as I got in my piano lessons as a child 🙂

    Reply

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