“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, July 19, 2013

If I Feel Low

gentle guitar chords
sing through the air of my grief
seeking to lift me

bell-like the notes ring
though cannot deny the truth
that tears can take wing

would that the music
helped me find the fulfillment
of early promise


Karen said...

I find great solace in music Judy. I allow myself to get lost in the rhythms and melodies, ignoring everything else. I often put on the earphones, turn the volume up full blast, and drift and float into oblivion. For me, it's a form of meditation.

Muffie said...

I, too, enjoy gentle, soothing music. I once [briefly] played guitar, but I mostly did piano. Now, I play neither, but the memory lingers.

Gail said...

HI JUDY, oh yes, music. It is our haven, our peace, passion and love as well. My husband, a seasoned guitarist, classically trained pianist, singer and song writer is quite gifted and has brought meaning and joy to many of life's adventures. I sing some harmony and enjoy percussion. I had a drum set for years, and I am on some of his original recordings. I still have my various sets of drum sticks and keep the beat regardless. :-)
Music is a universal language for all of us to embrace.
Love Gail

Kalyan said...

beautiful capture...lovely words!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Karen, it is easy to immerse oneself in music though I have to admit that turning the volume up full blast is something I have not done in a while.

Muff, I have always said that I wished I had taken up the piano. For one, unlike the violin I studied when I was younger, you don’t need an accompanying ensemble or orchestra to derive full pleasure.

Gail, how wonderful that your husband is a musician. And, I love keeping the beat!

Kalyan, thank you for your kind words.