Inspired by Chopin’s Prelude in A Major Op.28, No. 7  (48 sec.)

This is a special collection of poems composed by workshop participants at the TIC Workshop “Building Creativity, Community and Character Through Music” on Saturday 3/6.

These and other works can be found under the Resources tab – Examples of Work


The Mountain

Tip Tip Tip Tip Toe

Climb up up up High

Slide down down down Low

And Stop-and-Re-lax


The Pink Slippers


tip toes and down

quick – slow, moving around.

Breathe in – hold

then let it go.

Anticipate, feel

repeat again.

End with peace

before you kneel.


Tender moments

in a lyrical way.

I capture the prize

but it is bittersweet.

I must release it and

find acceptance.

The loss still haunts.


Making Memories


Finally, filled with love and wealth.

Our two lives joining as one.

How romantic life really is


Making memories.


Waltzing at the Shoals

Quiet voices – Seagull’s cries

1, 2, 3, 4

Morning chill to the air

1, 2, 3, 4

Freedom of pressure

1, 2, 3, 4

Skirts swirling

living for the moment

1, 2, 3, 4

Smells of coffee + breakfast


1, 2, 3, 4

Swirling in firm arms

1, 2, 3, 4

Waltzing at the Shoals

Watch Dawn perform her poem:


Light and soft

finished but not

peaceful, sweet


Maybe goodbye,

maybe hello,

holding fast,



Wedding Dance

Come together

Love, youth

memories, treasured

Special day

Happiness, excitement

Holding on / letting go

Love, tears


Moving on

Wedding Day


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