Per Diem Archive: M. A. Walker October 2014, Sounds of Music
Sounds of Music
Why do we like music? Studies have concluded that music has therapeutic value; it touches us emotionally. Music flows from our alarm clocks to wake us, it fills our cars as we drive, it gives us chills, it makes us cry, it makes us want to dance, and it comforts us. And finally, what would a candlelight dinner be without a romantic song?
From the ice cream truck to the opera, from Beethoven to the Beatles, from hymns to honky-tonk, and much more, Per Diem poets share the beauty of music in our daily lives in this collection of personal, amusing and heartfelt experiences. It has been my pleasure assembling this haiku concert. I hope you, as Per Diem readers, will savor the songs!