Find Your Voice 2013

Find Your Voice


You’ve got one



Singing, speaking, sparkling with

Ideas, tools of your own,

(though still unknown).

You have a sound, exclusive as

The lacy underwear you bear;

It is your character;

It tells you who you are;

It is your path, your road, your avenue;

You, yours; your message.


Vocal chords massaged (bad pun)

Where your potential lies

Through sighs, self-criticized,

Repeated tries,

Weak, uncontrolled;

Vibratos wobbling you.


Your gift –

It never screams.

It dreams until…

One day it’s play-filled

And you’re singing.


Find Your Voice 5.12.2013

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

Arlene Corwin

The Songbird 1997


       The Songbird

I heard a singer and was moved,

Which proves not much.

We’re touched by mediocrity,

The second-rate,

The bait of glamour.

Hers was honesty,

Simplicity dug deep in skill.

Talent and ability.

Oh, so good, voice many-hued.

Interpretation, even the

Pronunciation, woven in

The loveliness.

A jazz parfait: a marmalade,

Jade luminesence

Honesty, simplicity,

Substance in each nicety;

Who wouldn’t want to sing so well,

That those who heard would feel compelled

To tell the world what you exude

Though under-known and undervalued?

(such a gift might give me hubris where, too satisfied,

I’d have to watch for sins of pride.)

For now, there’s happiness-near-bliss,

Aesthetic saturation

Having heard this songbird sing.*


The Songbird 97.10.4Special People, Special Occasions; Vaguely About Music;

Arlene Corwin

* Sue Raney



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