Sound Into Form

It is possible to put a tuning fork to a metal plate with iron filings on it, and the vibrations of the sound of the fork will move the filings into a shape. Different notes will create different patterns. Sound becomes form. It makes us wonder what our words do to each other. When we hear nails scratching a blackboard it bothers the nerves in our backs, irritating our senses. Something is being pushed around and moved within us for us to be able to feel something as the result of that sound.

This makes me hope that someday scientists will find a way to use sound to move the parts of cancer cells around so that they are destroyed. It would be so much less invasive than surgery, and less nauseating than chemotherapy. It also makes me wonder what affect music has on the physical body. Many of us have heard that plants will thrive when exposed to soft classical music, and wilt when exposed to heavy metal. I have never tried this experiment, but if any of you have send a comment below and tell us what you have observed.

If all of you is listening

You can embrace the sting from

Inside out,

And its sound

Will play upon

Life’s heartbeat.


Please use the comments at the bottom of this post to tell me your own stories, poems, opinions and thoughts.

Writing assignment: Write about 5 different sounds and how they physically affect you.

Music assignment: Create 2 pieces of music or write 2 songs: one that is very irritating and the other soothing.

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About tatiana333

Tatiana Pietrzak graduated with a Master’s in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After studying in London, Paris, Siena and Florence, she lived and worked for four years in Beijing in film and television. She has published articles in The Beijing University Newsletter, The Eagle and The Santa Fe New Mexican. In addition, she has won two Editor’s Choice awards from the National Library of Congress and was granted a Distinguished Membership from the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of The International Society of Poets. Presently Tatiana is working on her first novel and a second compilation of poetry.
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