Tagged: melody

we will always stop

we will always stop
what we’re doing for the drum
solo – for rhyme or

rhythm, we lean in closer,
beating our own melodic tale
.
20210802:2207
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take any nocturne

take any nocturne
into that darkness with you –
opus whatever,
number whenever –
and slowly,
dial it up
until someone
counters, or the sky
arpeggios, whichever
comes first
.
20171013:0815
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under a steelpan

under a steelpan
sky, we cling lightly to one
another like a

misplaced melody, touch and
tune to recover our breaths
.
20131016:0826
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convenience is a

in the melodic equivalent of

in the melodic equivalent of
the mind’s eye, the inner
ear holds patterns of
vibrations
that only the
heart understands –
the sound of stalks
brushing against the mid-
morning sky, the soft
padding of bare feet
across cold tiles,
your deep resounding
voice across the
telephone wires
.
20120128:1108
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when the melody

confined to a single

confined to a single
measure, a fragment
of notes seldom
appreciate the longer
phrase they make –
an eighth note three
measures away
is always
much more
of an eighth note,
and the whole
note over there
wears his fermata
with such
generous aplomb.
as the sentiment goes,
the notes are always
achingly sweeter
on the other side
.
20110222:2018
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