Composition

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Listen to your own voice.

What does it say?

 

Block out other voices.

Ignore chittering chatter. Stop

listening to authorities.

You know enough. You’ve

learned enough.

 

Sort through the noise. Choose the sounds that

resonate. It’s time to write your own

score. The canticle of you.

Find the tones that work together,

the startling intricate variations.

What does your own second soprano say?

What does your own first tenor say?

 

Listen at the end of the day for the song

not of Solomon but of you,

you with the wisdom of Solomon.

Listen to your own voice.

Listen to your own voice speak

and sing and shout hallelujah.

 

Listen to your own voice as it heralds that you—you—have

arrived. You have arrived ready to sing,

your radiant voice about to intone

its first true words

its first true words

its first true words

the voice that is yours and yours alone.

 

Then…

listen for the world’s fervent ovation.

2 thoughts on “Composition

  1. 98dayjourney

    Favorite line: ‘The canticle of you.’ It entices me to do my very own scavenger hunt for my very canticle. Thank you.

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