Poetry is Nothing

A few weeks ago I saw a post by my “Internet-twin” Jabiz Raisdana that included a few photos and a poem beginning, Poetry is Nothing…

Poetry is nothing… – Based on a poem by Jabiz Raisdana by Bryanjack

As I’ve had inspiration to do a few times before, I took Jabiz’ lines and picked up my guitar, began strumming a few chords, and almost immediately had the thread of a melody line to fit with the first stanza. Within a half hour, I had recorded a demo of the song, and sent it back to Jabiz.

This week, the poem continues to lengthen its tail, as I’ve introduced it to my guitar class.

One thought on “Poetry is Nothing

  1. Bravo to you and your talented students on a wonderful performance. I was tapping my foot the entire time. I love the sound of an acoustic guitar. I find it to be very therapeutic especially after a hectic day.

    We all need to do as the poem states and stop and listen and absorb the moments around us. We live in a world where the rate of speed is almost always at full speed ahead. I am inspired by your creativity and find your teaching style to be engaging. You push your students to think and learn in a new way. Every single one of them were absorbed in the act and were “listening”.

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