Celebrating a Year

Posts Tagged ‘melody

week 510 ~ a loon takes off flies across the river

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a loon takes off flies across the river
softly behind me I hear your guitar
this feeling of peace won’t last forever
nor can it be moved from where we now are
waves lapping the shore birds calling their mate
I’m cut off from the internet the world
set free from the emotions sorrow hate
envy anger at what the fates have hurled
my way here time stretches out seems to flow
ahead as one unbroken melody
with no place in particular to go
here sitting in the sun serenity
has become an easier place to find
as island breezes soothe my troubled mind

Written by mairmusic

August 6, 2018 at 5:27 pm

week 443 ~ it enters through the backdoor of my mind

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it enters through the backdoor of my mind
music sneaking in plans to occupy
falling out of its pocket no use try
-ing to pretend it won’t win even blind
men see its power pushing me ahead
on a path I can’t help but follow though
it seems to lead where no one sane would go
I press on relentlessly nearly dead
on my feet who knows the reason for my
obsession with this quest perfection won’t
ever be mine but regardless I don’t
stop to read the reasons I shouldn’t try
for love and hope promise to purge my sins
completely as the melody begins

Written by mairmusic

April 18, 2017 at 8:30 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 395 ~ there is a melody deep in my soul

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me.395there is a melody deep in my soul
most days it sits quietly waiting for
the walls of busy to relax for more
than a breath so I can reboot to whole
it drums inside my brain flashes briefly
but then subsides stymied by a world that
steam rollers upstart inspiration flat
no time to spare for creativity
so I drift on hopeful that up ahead
I’ll trade in duty and nonessential
schedules sneak past the signal jammer full
to the top with tunes that will sing instead
of disappearing into rush hour
distracted dissolving losing power

Written by mairmusic

May 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

week 331 ~ madrugada breaks slowly as midnight

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me.331madrugada breaks slowly as midnight
crosses to dawn the invisible line
that’s passed before you notice shapes entwine
with colors as the world embracing light
surrenders to beauty morning returns
daily its changes hard to register
in sunrise colder today or later
details of no matter for hope relearns
what it needs to survive I’m learning too
redrawing my boundaries to rethink
time perched precariously on the brink
of sweeping across night’s horizon through
to what doesn’t exist yet where I’ll know
the seeds of change were planted long ago

[madrugada is the time after midnight and before dawn in Brazil and Argentina]

Written by mairmusic

February 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm