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Harmonious Discord

Is the planet in harmony or discord when the ravages of nature hit
When the hurricane vents her passion with power and fortress
And her eye sears a piercing look tearing into the heartlands
The tornado twists in anguished ardour with rotating spiral
And the cyclonic storm rages with apocalyptic fervour?

Is the planet in equilibrium or imbalance when the rain pours forth unceasingly
And the flash flood swells with cataclysmic deluge
The polar cap melts with threat to far off shores
And the avalanche heavy with her burden of snow and ice plunders en mass
Whilst the tsunamis sweeps across the lands reclaiming once more her ocean’s spoils?

Is the planet in resonance or cacophony as the core’s crescendo quakes in continental shift
The volcano erupts her obsidian magma with a plethora of devouring lava
And the wild fire rages cremating nature’s footprint in her path
Whilst the sun’s penetrating heat burns relentlessly
Vapourising drought struck lands now so desert bound?

By what measure does this balance up
Or in whose orchestra do these wild phenomena play?
To what phonometer do they subscribe?
For nature’s symphony embraces attunement with harmonious discord
Where mankind is no match for this planetary orchestra!

What is Music

What is Music?

Maestro, listen carefully.

What is music?
An evolving crescendo
Forte and strong or softly grazing,
Pianoissimo

A Flute whistling gently or drums beating
Guitar strumming or orchestras swelling
A lullaby or sweet lovesong
Dolce

Strong rhythms rocking all over the world
Bars, beats, notes and chords playing harmoniously
In union or symphonic agenda
Con Brio

Staccato, crotchets, semiquavers and more
Arranged in keys transcending octaves across the staves
In an array of musical notation
Obbligato

Musical phrases from the heart
Etched by the fingers and composed by the soul
With meaning, essence and timeless notion
Passionato

In time with being
Rendition of a song to be sung
In a tone that is tuneful to the players’ ear
Cantando

For music is indeed an art combining sound
To produce beauty of form
Harmony and expressions of emotion
Espressivo

So what is Music?
It is the concert band in each of us
Given life when amplified to the world outside.

Maestro, listen carefully!

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