Shawn L. Bird

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band class April 11, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:10 am
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Band room:

contained in music

insulated from the world

wrapped in rhythm.


while I waited

for my love.



While I was editing Grace Awakening Myth today, I came across this observation in chapter 3 or 4, and I thought Ben’s words sounded like a poem.  Now they are!  (How appropriate, since Ben is Orpheus, demi-god of music and poetry!)

What was YOUR sanctuary in high school?   For me, it was either the art room where I spent hours working on school yearbooks, or Mr. Gobolos’ math room, where a gang of us hung out, played goofy drama games, and discussed theology.


6 Responses to “band class”

  1. Joel Says:

    Band room! It was so long ago, yet I believe I go there every night in my dreams. It’s what got me through high school.

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      It is definitely a sanctuary for some pretty amazing kids. I was not a bandie (just choir and musical theatre) but the band room figures prominently in my third novel. 🙂

  2. Every lunch for almost 3 years, we ate lunch in Mr. Christie’s class room 🙂 As I read Grace, I totally picture Mr.Howie’s band room at PVSS in the first half 🙂

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      lol Mr Howie’s band room at PVSS is now Mr Majerich’s band room, but I suspect that some of the same posters are on the walls! The music stands and many instruments are probably the same as well. There are still die-hard kids in there every lunch hour, many mornings, and after school.

  3. I wasn’t very musical…for me it was the social studies resource room (lol). In senior year when we were allowed off campus, the Ben & Jerry’s down the street.Hadn’t thought of it in a while, but definitely have warm feelings toward both places!

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