You Don’t Need To Practice, Just Keep Changing 2003

     You Don’t Need To Practice, Just Keep Changing

Sang a song in ‘ninety nine,

Kept on changing after that.

Naught, naught three

The song came out quite differently:

A sign of something good.

I go ‘inside’.

Releasing ego from its pride,

Paint, write, sing, playing an old theme,

Released from clinging, fear and dream,

And interludes of needless drill.

Nature’s show has prototypes

Of form and frill.

Centuries may come between –

Whatever’s ‘on the bill’:

Flood, lava flow, tsunami, quake,

Is always new and unforeseen,

And like the style or not, pristine.

Just keep changing.

©You Don’t Need To Practice, Just Keep Changing 03.8.12

Definitely Didactic; Vaguely About Music; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative;

Arlene Corwin







Influenced By Iconoclastic Piazzola #3 2004


       Influenced By Iconoclastic PiazzolaYou’ve got a hold of who you are –

Do not let go:

Dissonant, dynamic clusters,

Sudden pauses, driven flows,

Counter-rhythmic filibusters,

Accents shifting, like the thunder does

In autumn.

Keep all those –

The under-stratum:

Inner order like a chaos;

Chaos with its hidden order.

Once you capture what you are,

Hold on to it with loose elastic;

Ribbons plastic yet bombastic.

Stretch, return and stretch some more

To the never-changing core

That’s you.

You’ve got hold of the ‘who’ you are.

Do not let go.


Influenced By Iconoclastic Piazzola 03/7/9/04/5/17The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative; Definitely Didactic; Vaguely About Music;

Arlene Corwin






















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