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Heeding Haiku With HA: Be Inspired # 3

Claude Debussy. Wikimedia.

Debussy. Wikimedia.

[This is Paloma, posting on behalf of HA, who is having Internet issues.]

I have always been a lover of lyrics, when it comes to songs. I have always given more precedence to what the words have to say as compared to the voice of the instruments that accompany it. But recently, I have been listening to some instrumentals and furthermore, I have been paying attention to some classic composers like Mozart and Beethoven.

A particular composer that I have fallen in love with is Debussy. His Clair de lune is one of the most famous compositions ever and almost all of us have listened to it in the past.

But the composition that I have come to love among all that I have listened to is Reverie.

Something about Claude Debussy, quoted from biography.com,

Claude Debussy was born into a poor family in France in 1862, but his obvious gift at the piano sent him to the Paris Conservatory at age 11. At age 22, he won the Prix de Rome, which financed two years of further musical study in the Italian capital. After the turn of the century, Debussy established himself as the leading figure of French music. During World War I, while Paris was being bombed by the German air force, he succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 55.

This week, I would like you to listen to Debussy’s compositions (two of which are embedded in this post) and write a haiku or tanka or both, taking inspiration from his tonal structures.

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.

30 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: Be Inspired # 3

  1. Leovi
    May 13, 2015

    Thank you very much, I love the music of Claude Debussy.

    • Jen
      May 14, 2015

      Was so glad to see HA’s choice 🙂
      He did a wonderful job 🙂

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  3. Vagrant Rhodia
    May 13, 2015
    • Jen
      May 14, 2015

      He was truly inspired!

  4. georgeplace2013
    May 13, 2015

    Oh, my, Debussy, what a lovely way to begin the day

    • Jen
      May 13, 2015

      HA picked well, didn’t he? 🙂

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  6. julespaige
    May 13, 2015

    Many moons ago I had both piano and violin lessons… (as an adult) and one of the tunes to practice was Claire de lune. I hope to come back to listen to the music… but this piece I wrote yesterday for another prompt also fits… I’ll put it in the linky.

    • Jen
      May 13, 2015

      Can hardly wait to see it 🙂

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  8. Grace Black
    May 13, 2015

    Love Debussy and this prompt what a gorgeous idea!

    • Jen
      May 14, 2015

      He really picked a perfect combination, didn’t he?

      • Grace Black
        May 14, 2015


  9. hitandrun1964
    May 14, 2015

    Wonderful post. Thank you so much for these two beautiful compositions.

    • Jen
      May 14, 2015

      HA gave us quite a gem, didn’t he?

  10. HA
    May 14, 2015

    Thank you so much, Jen, for publishing the post. 🙂
    Now, it’s working fine but these network lines irk me a lot. Internet connectivity here is indeed lousy.

    • Jen
      May 14, 2015

      You’re very welcome 🙂

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  13. adaspoetryalcove
    May 14, 2015

    Beautiful Music was inspired instantly!

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  15. Candy
    May 15, 2015

    I’ve been humming Clare de lune and smiling all evening

  16. Candy
    May 15, 2015

    Sorry about two links. The first one doesn’t work.

  17. Cressida
    May 15, 2015

    Splendid choice. Absolutely lovely….now… to do this wonderful music justice….not easy !

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