Celebrating a Year

week 190 ~ it was the pain in my heart that drew me

with 15 comments

it was the pain in my heart that drew me
to the music and Rio something stayed
in me then plucked the vulnerability
I could never share and then there I played
my way back to life saudade time will
hold lost happiness so open the door
back past the tears for joy departed still
shines brightly from what can return no more
then there I was transformed not tragically
dispossessed but found there in that city
of beauty and violence there personally
invited back to see beyond pity
the light of laughing dreams I made it through
to find once more that skies can become blue

saudade [saow-dah’-zhay] – is a Brazilian term, quite untranslatable, for one’s joy, tinged with longing and sadness, remembering happy events and people past that will not return.

Written by mairmusic

June 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Posted in May, sonnet

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15 Responses

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  1. Music has such healing powers…combined that with a new environment to grow..and you have the formula for beginning again.


    June 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

  2. its a blessing to find that turning point in life.

    Sharmishtha Basu

    June 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

  3. welcome back..

    Mira Jay

    June 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

  4. love your writing style.. lures me to keep reading, on edge -robin


    June 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  5. so long, love the imagery on this…..

    Happy Rally.

    Sasha Jenna Spears

    June 7, 2012 at 2:47 am

  6. vivid word painting.

    Sasha Jenna Spears

    September 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

  7. glad you made it back to the light…great piece


    September 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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