Hour 20: Anatomical Freestyle

Anatomical Freestyle
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Echo forth, the staccato notes of

Xylophone strikes in frantic

Time, pinging off the

Eardrum’s taut skin and

Merging with the pounding of the

Pulse that beats somehow

Off-tempo with the

Rumba rhythm of the

Aortic bagpipes, that

Never-ceasing song of

Ever-decreasing length, with

Osseous rattling like castanets

Under the frantic xylophone strikes

Staccato notes which echo forth 

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About this poem:

I had a lot of fun with this one. And I really surprised myself, too. I completed it quickly; the ideas flowed together with ease, the images just sprang out in succession. A true stroke of inspiration, this one was an on-the-spot composition. No notes, no planning. I chose a word and accidentally invoked its essence. A little rest can do wonders.

Form/Style: Acrostic [spells the word 'extemporaneous'], Spoken Word
Rhythm/Metre: Free, Lyrical
Rhyme/Scheme: None; some assonance, consonance, and alliteration.
Themes and Tone:
Merging the images of biology and music, it evokes a sense of dancing and draws parallels between the physical and metaphysical aspects of being human. It feels alive and energetic. A celebration of art and form, whether natural or man-made. A spurring into spur-of-the-moment creation or expression.

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