For NaPoWriMo Day 6…

…in lieu of exhaustion, poor results from today’s prompts I won’t impose on you, and number I produced yesterday: today I will instead give you a poem from February 11. This piece was inspired by the song “Arrival of the Birds” by the Cinematic Orchestra. It instantly became one of those songs that, heard at a crucial moment, reaches into heart and soul, moves you viscerally. Give it a listen; you won’t be disappointed.

Music Within

The music within soul is
ever varied, erratic often;
a medley of cacophony.

Sorrow’s melody wails of
disjointed woes, melancholy
chords garbled in grief’s confusion.

Pain’s monotony reverberates,
always throbbing, reiterates
despondency, breeds despair.

In joy, symphony sings over
doom; united discordance and
clamor, echoing, fade away.

Before harmony unfolds beauty
there must be silence: the
stillness of being, awareness.

Echoes: dim memories now, silence
trumpets change, heralds cheer
which glowing grows, radiates.

Crumbled woes create new ballad;
gloom and misery spur motivation,
and cadenced, in triumph, render exultation.


2 responses

  1. Wow – full marks for originality. The similarities and contrasts are beautifully described in aural phraseology, tone and metre. Great track too. Very nice all round experience.

    1. Once again, thank you for taking the time to both read and comment. It’s much appreciated! I’m glad you enjoyed this piece. This one is near and dear, and one I’m truly proud of, rather than doubtful and insecure. Thanks again!

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