Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Buzz on Bees






intrepid at fourteen
with enough bravado
to believe I could pull it off







22 comments:

  1. I remember that piano piece! I love your take on this, Helen. Practice really pays off, huh?

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  2. My mother tried to make me play the piano, hours of practice, but i was hopeless. Loved your poem and it made me smile. Thank you.

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  3. ... I performed this at a competition on flute eons ago .. my best friend Julie accompanied me on piano!!!

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  4. wow....would def be very cool to hear...and practice that is one thing that often seperates the serious from the rest.....

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  5. I could hear the music in my mind as soon as I saw your title. I bet it was an impressive performance!

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  6. My goodness..you must have been a child prodigy if you played this at the correct speed. Well done!

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  7. Must confess ... I was over the two minute mark. Going for quality over quantity.

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  8. And were you buzzed while you were doing it? An ill-manaered question. Bear, behave yourself! Even if the woman does understand oregano.

    Well done, m'love!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  9. ...what a rewarding moment to have with... to play a piano has always been a great frustration for me... glad you can make good from it... smiles...

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  10. I can see and hear it all now! Great, Helen.

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  11. Love where this prompt took you! I played piano but never this piece and certainly never won any gold medals!

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  12. Yes, I remember that piano piece as well. Good for you for acquiring a gold medal. Your poem brings to mind the one time I was in a piano recital. Absolutely went mind blank in the middle of one of my two pieces. Fingers stopped on the keys. After what seemed an eternity, I began again and completed the piece. This probably was one of my most embarrassing moments ever......I can still feel what it was like!

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2013/05/bee-friend-our-bees.html

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    1. Mary, that happened to me once during a choral concert ~ I had a small solo part! I thought I would die right there and then.

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  13. Congrats for all your hard work ~ My daughter (14 years old) is practicing right now for her June recital and exams ~ I hope she passes but I have to nag her everyday ~ Smiles ~

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  14. Helen!! I am so impressed--I played flute too (I love that instrument) played piano too (did not love it that much). However, I NEVER got to the point I could play flight of the Bumblebees--wow. I'm bowing to your prowess. :-)

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  15. Love this, I too am a flute fan!

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  16. I had to learn to play that on the flute in High School....lots of practice but never really good just OK I think

    I still have the flute but i bet my fingers will not do the bee thing any more!!!

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    1. Easier on my fingers than on my lips/mouth/embouchure.

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  17. I love that piece! Great poem, Helen!

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