Thursday, December 1, 2011

Soul-song


http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/12/think-tank-thursday.html


If you listen
Well, I guess that
You won’t hear a thing
It’s another kind
Of language
Caught in whispers
Deep within
And I can feel my heartbeat
In a tender sort of pain
Its timbre, blue and bitter-sweet
Yet, warm as summer rain
I feel it rise within me
In a sweeping melody
As its tenure rushes through me
Like a storm on midnight’s sea
For its whisper is an ocean
Yet its ocean but a sigh
And its lone proof of existence
Is a teardrop in my eye
If you listen closely
Well, you still won’t hear a thing
But I can hear it clearly
In a montage deep within
Its lips upon my memory
And its voice against each breath
Its notes a sudden longing
And an aching in my chest
Not a flicker, not a murmur
Not a single, tiny trace
Of the orchestra within me
But the half-smile on my face

J~

9 comments:

  1. This is SO good! Really beautiful. Really glad I came. A joy to read.

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  2. Dave, your comments are always so kind. Thank-you~

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  3. A beautiful response to the prompt! I like 'the orchestra within me.'

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  4. Thank-you, Mary.

    I really was planning to ignore all the prompts for December and relax a little and do some other things, but there are a few this week just to tantalizing to pass up! this is one of them.

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  5. whispering is another language indeed.

    well penned view,
    Happy Friday.

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  6. Oh Janet this is stunning...I love how you used so many music terms in your expression...lovely writing!!

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  7. Vivid imagery. Reminds me that sometimes whispering is very musical on its own. Thank you for sharing!
    -Erick Flores

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  8. I can hear the subtle overtones in the musicality of your lyrics - wonderful!

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  9. Thank-you each of you, I appreciate your kind words.

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