Voice Ditty...

The Progression Ditty

Kristin performs a her 'Voice Ditty' of The Progression Ditty

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The Progression Ditty


Spine aligned     Now I find     My body-mind


A soundless sigh

Don't ask why


Then sign with sound

From the ground

Lips hum

Bones thrum


Shake them loose



Stretch and yawn

As if new-born


Shake the jaw -

Loose - it's the law!


Soft palate and tongue - 

There are notes to be sung


Then - the resonators

Chest, mouth, teeth vibrators


Call out "Hey, bro!"

Swing a rainbow


The ribs get a stretch

(please don't kvetch!)


We visit the sinus

More or less - plus or minus


Then nasal and skull - 

Range is not dull


Three octaves expression

Will make an impression


Lips and tongue start to play

Once again - a new day!


My voice is free!

Rejoice! It's Me!!


What's next?

Oh yes - the text.


Learn it by heart - 

That's the start of the art


Ask why and who

6 questions will do


Where, how, when,

WHY, WHY - and then -


The 5 essential P's

I know about these


I am being

I am seeing


I'm transforming

Not performing



Please don't laughski)


I will practise

And I'll act this


I'll say

And I'll pray

This litany each day


Know it

Don't show it


Don't spill it

You'll kill it


(While you're about it

You could, just once, shout it)


Then - contain it

Maintain it

Don't explain it


Believe it

And breathe it


Feel it

Reveal it.


I'll say

And pray

This prayer

Each day     To crack this     I must practise


Kristin Linklater