What part does music play in your poetry?

For me music plays a big part. It's percussion, I can keep a rhythm but I can't play a piano, pick out a tune. It's really just for emphasising the rhythms of the poems and I like to use a range of percussion instruments. Sometimes the sort of drum that I have here which is a talking drum and just beat out some kind of rhythm on that and other times maybe some kind of instrument to give me a bit of background. For example there's an instrument that comes from America called a spring drum - this always gets children going, "Wow, what's that?" It makes such a wonderful sound.


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