Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Jewel tone leaves
Quiver in a gentle breeze

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Perpetuum Mobile #2 rainbows sparkle (or movement in haiku)

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on “Tintinnabulation

  1. Of course I had to look up Tintinnabula – was it even a word? Always enjoy learning a new word, but also (thanks to wiki) much more than just a definition. Awesome expression of the song of leaves rustling, the word springs forth the sound because it not one voice, but two voices, working together in a kind of chant. Bravo!

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  2. Awww, thank you. I actually found the word looking up synonyms for rustling and descriptions for wind chimes. So I actually learned a new word too -which I love doing.

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  3. You just may be the first poet since Poe to use a form of that word!

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  4. I’ve read most of Poe’s work but that was many moons ago and I do not remember that word. I am going to have to check it out!


  5. Hi Christy,

    Such a beautiful word to perfectly compliment and describe those gorgeous leaves. Tintinnabula! It must be an onomatopoeia because surely I can hear the music.


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  6. Thank you! I thought so too and I appreciate that you noticed. I like using ono or alliteration when I can.

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  7. Yes, the quivering of leaves [especially quaking aspen] in the wind is indeed rather like the tinkling of little bells.

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  8. I do too, I think it transforms mere words into melody 🙂

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  9. I enjoy piece-mealing the definition to the new words you offer me by the context and root of words I know. This one had to do something with ringing in the ears, for instance. Right on, word rustler DE. ❤

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  10. Compliment much appreciated.


  11. Beautiful piece

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