Celebrating a Year

Posts Tagged ‘inspiration

week 503 ~ interpretation

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whether true or not
needs inspiration
is celebration
a brave last shot
whether true or not

Written by mairmusic

June 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm

week 475 ~ the spark of inspiration

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the spark of inspiration
fizzles out in damp distrust
by unclear focus undone
the spark of inspiration
lacks stamina to outrun
skepticism though it must
the spark of inspiration
fizzles out in damp distrust

Written by mairmusic

November 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

week 409 ~ Brazil twines its tendrils around my heart

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me.409Brazil twines its tendrils around my heart
caught immersed in a wash of color sound
dreaming of there languishing here it’s bound
to draw a sigh I always feel a part
of Rio piercing my soul when music
withers so far from its ancestral well
of inspiration displaced ghosts don’t tell
their story as beautifully I pick
an option and carry on stoically
replacing fleeting dreams with concrete chores
the laundry will be done living abhors
a vacuum and simplicity suits me
I’ll still be here when Rio reappears
to benevolently assuage my fears


Written by mairmusic

September 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm

week 405 ~ wrap your notes around my pencil let them

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me.405 wrap your notes around my pencil let them
fall perfectly aligned onto the page
elegant commanding each one a gem
or at least get me through this pregnant stage
of wishful examining discarding
ideas unwritten phrases grant mercy
as I search for a means of expressing
what’s potent in my dreams without words free
and mysteriously lovely to hear
I’m confounded by melodies somewhere
inside me already their shape unclear
waiting to find a quiet space and there
give birth to what I’ve felt heard all along
oh gods of music let me write this song

Written by mairmusic

July 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

week 316 ~ I feel naked in front of the mirror

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me.316I feel naked in front of the mirror
of truth what exactly am I looking
for what more could I expect do I fear
exposure commitment what should I bring
to the table do I still have cards to
play as I stare down the void double check
the map the clock the appointment where do
I line up who’s waiting to stack the deck
in the dark as the world begins to spin
out from under my feet I jump something
catches my parachute the silent din
of waiting words which one the golden ring
I sit up drink in hand searching for rhymes
the damn muse just slaps you around sometimes

thanks to my friend Alec for the last line.

Written by mairmusic

November 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

week 225 ~ I flex my muscles

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I flex my muscles
and jump in the sea
inspiration pulls
I flex my muscles
a soft breeze rustles
the sunshine for me
I flex my muscles
and jump in the sea

Written by mairmusic

January 31, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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week 222 ~ we are all looking for rapture

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we are all looking for rapture
that split second when joy is pure
and despite doubt we’re very sure
this is it though we can’t capture
light disappearing in a flur-
ry of conversation we start
again without a map for part
of the brilliance lodges within
giving us the strength to begin
mining an optimistic heart

Written by mairmusic

January 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Posted in decima, January

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