Naming Our Songs

After listening, how to explain?

chords sheet on piano tiles

There is no music center in the brain

the doctor observed. 

Just a dozen scattered networks

Try to describe it, then: adiago, allegro, aria. 

Barcarolle, crescendo, elegy, etude;

Fugue, glissando, hymn. Nocturnes never fail.

Poco a poco crescendo, requiem

Sforzando is fitting here: to play with sudden and marked emphasis

Tremolo, hold it.

Vibrato, here we are. Waltz.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I am here to wonder out loud. The point is not to get a clear answer, a complete picture, but to remember how incomplete the picture is, to embrace the process once again, of discovery, of questions, to notice the stirrings of wonder. To leave crumbs behind, for the next traveler.

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