The Poetic Beat – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Walt's Writings

There is poetry in a drum solo
The rhythm and the meter are solid
If you listen closely you can hear it
Each tap of a drumstick creates a tone
Always different, yet always the same
Krupa knew it, Bonzo knew it
Buddy Rich knew it
Neil Peart knows it
Drums can be tuned
A good drummer can make his drums sing
So many different sounds
All coming together to create music
The art of drumming creating poetry
I am a drummer and a poet
I create poetry with my words
And with my drumsticks

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved

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5 thoughts on “The Poetic Beat – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Mark!! The beat is the heart and soul of music. I remember Paul Simon telling the story of how they came up with the song Cecilia. He recounted that he was beating out a back beat rhythm on a piano bench and poof! The seed to Cecilia!! Thanks for sharing!! Have you written any songs??

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        1. Sorry, I’ve read your work and their are lyrics longing to be sung!!! You can always collaborate with a musician for the melody if you have too?? LOL! Lyrics, in my opinion are the best type of poetry!! Shhhh, don’t let anyone know that! Ha!

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          1. You are right. Look at Dylan or Neil Young or even The Grateful Dead. If I happen to meet a musician, I’ll think about it. Have a good new year, friend.


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