Metronome Tick Tock

Sitting on the Piano top is the metronome

Guiding you unable to stop music in your home

Tick! Tock! Tick !Tock! you must never cease

Making music  as the notes bring you release

So in syncopating trance you are hypnotized

Tick! Tock ! your music is  highly prized.


Music is a guiding light and it leads you

Up  on to a new height, timing good and true

Bish bash! Bish bash hit those keys keeping music coming

you always have a crowd to please, high  low keep them humming

Great rhythm belting out hear that appreciative shout so

Bish bash! Hit those keys watch the metronome and follow.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zendictive
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 20:00:08

    whimsical and unique, imagry deep, full of poetry (!_!)


  2. willowdot21
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 20:17:24

    Thank you, it is a new type of poem for me to try it is called a Staccato poem , Staccato as in the music term , stop start repeat…I think!!


  3. zumpoems
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 21:41:19

    You really nailed this form! And you took it a step further and made it about music. And — very noteworthy (no pun) is that you did this in record speed. I don’t know how many minutes elapsed between you visited dverse and you did this poem, but I don’t think you knew about this challenge until you visited the zumpoems site — so I am going to guess you did this in under an hour. If so that is very impressive for tackling a new form and adhering to the rules! I think you have so much unleashed potential as a poet. Just keep on doing what you are doing, reading poetry and writing poetry and you will keep getting better and better!


  4. willowdot21
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 21:46:42

    Thank you , it took 15mins but I did not post for a while because I had a phone call. but maybe it was beginners luck. Again I have to say thank you for your support. x


  5. Mary
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 21:56:31

    I can feel the staccato rhythm in this poem. Well crafted, fun to read.


  6. chrstine
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 01:36:43

    This was fun to read, love the bish bash, made me smile 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:33:21

      Thank you it was fun to write too! I love the Bish bash I would of loved to of put Bish bash bosh but that was not within the rule of a staccato poem!! have a good weekend!


  7. Beth Winter
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 01:51:43

    You penned wonderfully to form with smooth rhyme, both internal and end rhyme. Your repeats are onomatopoeic which adds an additional layer to the message. Great use of poetic device. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful offering.


    • willowdot21
      Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:51:58

      Thank you I am grateful for your kind comments the poem was a joy to write I really enjoyed it and I shall be taking time out to day to check yours and others out. I feel honoured to be here amongst such talent . I do say that with honesty, I lovely poetry and I have only been writing since this June so I am still a novice.Have a great weekend.


  8. jhasmoments
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 04:59:00

    Hello. I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award, and you were one of the five blogs I wished to pass the award along to! You can read more about it on my blog. jhasmoments (J. Michel Fleury)


  9. willowdot21
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:34:33

    Thank you , I am surprised and honoured! I hope you are having a good weekend!!


  10. Vampire Weather
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:36:05

    “bish bash”
    that might be the first time i have encountered those words in a poem! 🙂

    Original and melodiously creative Willow!


  11. willowdot21
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:43:40

    Hi there my friend I hope you are having a good Saturday. I love those words they are evocative they usually come with another lovely word bosh!! Bish bash bosh all done!! great sounds arn’t they!! xxxxxxxx


  12. elbrigaking
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 10:57:31

    amazing rhythm and sonorities! Learnt alot from this, thank you!


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