Jack Gjaja – Questions for a Poem
Performed by Gwendolyn Brown, contralto
Conversation with Jack
Conversation with Gwendolyn
Listen: Loosey Goosey Tempo
The composer uses a unique instruction for the tempo, or speed, of this piece: “loosey goosey tempo, wondering and wandering.” When you’re listening, can you hear the loosey goosey tempo?
Dig Deeper: Personify It!
Personification is when human characteristics are attributed to something that is nonhuman, in this case, a poem. Pick something to personify! Maybe it’s a pet or your favorite piece of clothing.
Create and Make: Write a Poem of Questions
Try your hand at writing a poem that personifies an object. Then add some music!