Carefully arrange notes: Creating and relieving tension, Conveying and building feelings, Constructing a story, and Empowering words. Providing comfort, joy, release - Whatever can be conceived: An art of sound.
Category Archives: Poetry
A strong foundation To all appearances: Any fissures or flaws Well-hidden behind concrete Reinforced by steel. Until the hammers. From the largest sledges To the little ball peens To the smallest colossus That fires the shot. Blow after blow In unending succession. Most too small, Too weak to damage In a single strike, Yet flaw-enhancing, Fissure-widening When applied in barrage. And scattered throughout, With no warning or reason, The bone-shattering. The world-shaking. The mortar fire that Slices through And carves out The inner steel In erratic paths. Leaving fragments
A shining whiteness
Pushing past tightly closed blinds:
The first sign of snow.
A meeting, a book,
A blink of the eye:
In a seeming instant,
Hours go by.
Or days or weeks
Or months or years.
Like a magician’s trick:
A life in mirrors.
Spun from hair-thin strands of ice:
Artistry of cold
Long amassed tension
Released without conscious thought:
A burst of laughter
Dry, curling branches
Drop needle upon needle
Forcing season’s end
A better year or a better me?
Which of these is best to see?
A better year depends for whom.
And on their last year’s doom and gloom.
As for better me – better by whose score?
For whom should I be better for?
Yet if a better me be wholly true,
Would a better year be here, too?