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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 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]

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February 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm

week 296 ~ flowers grow rain falls

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me 296aflowers grow rain falls
pausing we sit here
as mystery calls

our name as if all’s
fair and skies could clear
flowers grow rain falls

and each one enthralls
time so have no fear
as mystery calls

for the future sprawls
and dreams draw it near
flowers grow rain falls

 our innocence stalls
each still unshed tear
as mystery calls

out beyond these walls
listen and you’ll hear
flowers grow rain falls
as mystery calls

Written by mairmusic

June 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

week 293 ~ relax nothing is under control

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me.293relax nothing is under control
so close your eyes breathe out let it be
shimmering in the distance your goal
relax nothing is under control
you’ll get there one day don’t lose your soul
appreciate life’s sweet mystery
relax nothing is under control
so close your eyes breathe out let it be

 

inspired by a comment on my blog by Charles

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May 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

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week 281 ~ night windows

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me.281the woman was waiting as soon
as I closed my eyes I had seen
her before in the space between
wakefulness and sleep as the moon
shone through night widows to commune
with dreams she stepped toward me but
her worried look suggested what
she was about to say would break
the spell or my heart or would take
me out of this novel uncut

Another from my project “Hopper’s Voices”. Here’s the painting.

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February 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Posted in decima, February

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week 280 ~ excursions into philosophy

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me.280

they didn’t understand how she
washed up on this shore hadn’t they
placed her in the perfect life stay-
ing forever was assumed see-
ing her so battered here newly
displaced required updating
the prognosis perhaps leaving
their entire planned excursion
into philosophy undone
had it really been for nothing

they dust the pieces off and
place them back on the board she was
a mystery that gave them pause
but one they’d work to understand

I am not happy with my writing at this point. So I am returning to my decima novel based on Edward Hopper paintings, written for NaNoWriMo a few years ago. Here’s the painting. Enjoy!

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February 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

week 256 ~ leave something unexplained

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me.256leave something unexplained
preserve the mystery
life’s never foreordained
leave something unexplained
confusion has sustained
you this far let it be
leave something unexplained
preserve the mystery

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September 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

week 232 ~ we’re never going to know the ending

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we’re never going to know the ending
of this dream not a play or a mistake
it’s a mystery of our own making

when the true prize somehow avoids taking
we try to learn from process though hearts break
we’re never going to know the ending

but we are curious as cats nothing
stops us we jump off the roof wide awake
it’s a mystery of our own making

 for there must be someone getting this thing
right and hiding won’t exorcise the ache
we’re never going to know the ending

or where the truth is where the lies a thing
to tell us how long redemption will take
it’s a mystery of our own making

just to get through this life intact singing
the song we were born to and can’t forsake
we’re never going to know the ending
it’s a mystery of our own making

Written by mairmusic

March 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

week 188 ~ this wandering mystery

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this wandering mystery
to the path of the future
and as far as we can see
all’s possible nothing’s sure

to the path of the future
then let us raise our glasses
all’s possible nothing’s sure
for optimists that passes

then let us raise our glasses
to celebrate this new day
for optimists that passes
for faith or hope anyway

to celebrate this new day
suspending conclusions drawn
for faith or hope anyway
promises to lead us on

suspending conclusions drawn
nothing rings true yet but light
promises to lead us on
smiles as time begins to write

nothing rings true yet but light
and as far as we can see
smiles as time begins to write
this wandering mystery

for my graduating students

Written by mairmusic

May 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm