Why are we all bobbing our heads at the same time? Guest editor Marilyn Appl Walker asks:
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!
It’s hard for haiku, given its limitations, to set your toes tapping, but at the very least we can notice they are. Enjoy!