This was one of the rhythm poems we performed in Antalya in April 2012 working with professional percussionist and teacher Djenk.
Rhythm in your breathing, rhythm in your heartbeat,
Rhythm in your clapping and the tapping of your feet;
Rhythm when you swim, rhythm when you run;
Rhythm in the rising and the setting of the Sun;
Rhythm in the rain, and the chattering of teeth,
Rhythm in a caterpillar measuring a leaf;
Rhythm in a clock, and a telephone ringing;
Rhythm in a waterfall, and songbirds singing;
Rhythm in the wavelets lapping on a beach,
Rhythm in writing, rhythm in speech.
A rhythm may be noisy, or it may not make a sound,
Like the Rhythm of the Stars as they slowly dance around.