Music weaves in our
Once when we were
Running around city
Perfume of flowers on our
We rock town with milk &
Jazz & blues & reggae
Climbing faster, we shake
Now the sky is a mellowed
Watching every moment
to ripeness. Time is a
guitar strings on slow
keyboards & horns bubble
You, who still plucks
from air & kisses me wild at
Get lost in rhythm, a
Pulsing, electric waves
Of soul & instrument, while
Marvel how we love each
The beat goes on, on &
Photography by : Benoit Courti
Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Hosted by Anthony D ~
I'm listening to some reggae roots music ~ The title is from one of the songs ~
The beat sure carries indeed as long as two are willingReplyDelete
ha. cool structure...the last word like a down beatReplyDelete
love some reggae as well...there is an intricate simplicity to it...
who plucks flowers from the air....i would stop and smell
Ooooooooh, I love this line ~ 'Time is a bass guitar, strings on slow tempo'ReplyDelete
smiles.. the beautiful rhythm of love... there's a nice intimacy and tenderness...ReplyDelete
the musical rhythm of lifeReplyDelete
The smooth composition accentuate the passion in the song of life.. I like it a lot.ReplyDelete
I read this aloud--beautifully written and the structure is stellar... the beat carries its way to the end; and what a classic way to end it as well, "the beat goes on & on". a few songs I love have that line...ReplyDelete
Nice beat to it! Very cool!ReplyDelete
Smart, cool, inventive, almost a whole new form, musical to the max, raggae-rocking the prompt, about sprained my foot tapping along; like the line /now the sky is a mellowed apple/.ReplyDelete
Lovely lines Grace. Nice how you give the writing rhythm. Very creative and enjoyable. I love that the beat goes on.ReplyDelete
Ah--really lovely Grace--does make me want to swayReplyDelete
Nice soulful words Grace - I finished reading, but the effect stayed with me.ReplyDelete
I am reading these poems in the order that they appear in dVerse. It is like listening to an album and each cut/poem leads me to a different place and "the perfume of flower on my arms" took me to a place I'd forgotten that I had been :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Grace, and it takes me back into my own earlier musical memories.ReplyDelete
I like how music and love are woven together in your lines, Grace. Somehow some of your words made me think of the hippie era.ReplyDelete
You have me swaying until I swooned at the end. Fabulous poem!ReplyDelete
Beautiful description of life's rhythm Grace.ReplyDelete
a beautiful blend of music and words. Sounds like you two painted the town red with bluesy reggae notes.ReplyDelete
this felt like it could be sung .... da da da da da da daaa - it flows like a love song. niceReplyDelete
The form of the poem is really interesting. You actually have a second poem in the vertical with the words that are set apart. Nice!ReplyDelete
Well.. i love your flow of words in rhythm and song high and low...ReplyDelete
the form is the flow.. as well as the song.. but the essence of is..
is always is...
is always is.. but is..
I really like the structure too, that last word dangling, which makes us focus on it in particular, like a strong final beat.ReplyDelete
Milk and Honey also reminds me of a jazz song I loved as a child - was it Dizzy Gillespie? I can't remember. It was my mother's recipe for a sore throat - warm milk sweetened with honey.
such a nice blend of words graceReplyDelete
I enjoyed the way you've structured this poem.ReplyDelete
Uber groovy piece- had a really nice flow to it, wonderful images, and an interesting structure. Love- "Now the sky is a mellowed / apple"ReplyDelete
Watching every moment turn to ripeness - I love that line. Amazing what some music can provoke in our minds. Have a beautiful week and thank you!ReplyDelete
So true, Grace, as an orchestra our world is constantly playingReplyDelete
... reminds me of a band by the name of "Ragin Fya" ... smiles ... Love, cat.ReplyDelete
... and humming until we die, I hopeReplyDelete
Very beautiful...I love how it ends because it seems to go on...and on...like forever music in the background of our lives.ReplyDelete
Grace - this is filled with such musicality - loved the clever structureReplyDelete
nice flow...I liked the structure you employed...I hope the best continues for you.ReplyDelete
so musical and uplifting, Grace, i can almost hear the melody. loved this.ReplyDelete
really nice, Grace!ReplyDelete
i hope all is well with you & your family, dear!
that's a down beat ~ReplyDelete
i enjoyed moving to the beat of this poem.ReplyDelete
it really reminded me of one of my favorite songs 'warm wispers' by missy higgins. you can find it on youtube.
i'm so happy i came across your blog...how talented you are.
i am adding a link to your blog to my blogroll!