Friday, August 20, 2010

Tapping Toes




The value of a rhythm is in the beat, in the sound
with the tapping of the toes
tapping to the soul oozing through the ground
that deep cajun sound...

A horn belting through a dancing town; downing
saintly rhythms; restless souls, walking
New Orleans bound....tapping, tapping
listening to that soul, tapping as it goes; a pearly gate,
golden gates bound rhythm.. souls marching on
born, born to dance,
singing give me all night long
tapping, tapping all night long, to a Louisiana horn
til' early morn 
and those toes go on tapping, go crying mama
go crying daddy, go crying
hal-le-lu-jah all the way home

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

Posted for Magpie Tales #28....

30 comments:

  1. Okay, now I really do need to go watch those last few episodes of Treme I haven't had time for.

    Love it!

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  2. thanks, tatter and lost....i was lost on this prompt for awhile...it had me baffled...but finally something came through...glad you liked it...bkm

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  3. .... and I'm dance, dance, dancing all the night long! Love it!

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  4. there is so much beat in your magpie - wonderful - my feet are already tapping the rhythm on the floor...

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  5. thank you Helen and Claudia...you Ladies just keeping on dancing and writing...blessings...bkm

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  6. Lovely Magpie with a great sense of rhythm, made me want to dance.

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  7. nice fun take on the prompt and way to be unique...it was not as easy as i originally thought..and now i strangely have ACDC stuck in my head...

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  8. Fantastic! I had trouble with this one too. I like to say something original, not just go with the obvious, and that's what you've done here. I love it! You've rendered it so well that I can hear that music. I especially love the last few lines with the bold type. :-)

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  9. Nice post! New Orleans the center of much to me! You have to call it "love."

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  10. musical magpie...
    love the tapping toes idea.

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  11. Hal-le-lu-jah!! I love how this Cajun toe-tapping evokes the dripping of the faucet. Nice one!

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  12. bkm,
    tapping toes to the drip drop tapping from the tap.
    a top tapping poem bkm.
    rel

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  13. Oooh, I enjoyed this Magpie, nice writing! :-)

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  14. I just had my nails done and they tap really loud on my desk. I tapped the whole time I read your magpie and I loved it. So much soul and so much Rhythm. Bravo!

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  15. Somebody posted a "Poke Salad Annie" video a while back. This made me want to go listen to it again. Very nice.

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  16. reading this i could truly picture myself in louisiana... oh how i love louisiana! and the smell of a fresh crawfish boil!

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  17. So much rhythm to this piece! Wonderful magpie!

    -Weasel =)

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  18. Nice tale. Very upbeat and lively. Brian said he now has AC/DC stuck in his head. I have As the Saints Go Marching In. Go figure. We all see/hear things differently.

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  19. Toes tapping time - in the bath. I can hear it.

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  20. I've been struggling with this prompt...this was amazing. You had me tapping my feet along with the rhythm of your words. Totally cool.

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  21. Beautifully lyrical, one is swept along by this poem's mesmerizing and powerful rhythm.

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  22. Really love this one! It reads beautifully and made me want to snap my fingers as I read and jived along with your words.

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  23. A wonderfully beautiful song! Love the beat.

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  24. awesome rhythmn and love the rhyme. i has a great feel, and really does conjure the sensation and beat of good cajun music and Louise Armstrong. I think this prompt was a hard one to pull off, writing anything unique unless you were writing a short story, but you did write a poem that was totally dif. hats off to you, you did an amazing job. enjoyed this one tons.

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  25. No BKM, the song title is Dancing in the Dark, not the Bath, silly! Love the life in your word music.

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  26. The idea that this was a dance of death scared me a bit..
    But I loved the beat and rhythm of your poem!!
    It's musical!! Some percussion would have completed the picture!! :) I imagined this, and the your poem and the drums sounded great together !!

    Well written, my friend..

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  27. Kavita, thank for the comment...just wanted to let you know this is far from a dance of death...it is about the music of Louisana and New Orleans..which is quite full of life....bkm

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  28. Dear bkm,

    I am a bit lost here. But I can appreciate and feel the rhythm!

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  29. This puts the images of a beat in my head to usher the words along I just love it!

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  30. I just commented on your Magpie after this one (titled "A Tap on the Door") about how I loved the use of the word tap because it put a beat to your poem like when someone tap dances. And then I wandered here next and found this Magpie from last week and it is all about tap dancing. That's just freak weird to me. Love your work, keep it up.

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