I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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4 August 2016

Song

Hear it reverberate!
The word itself 
sings –
pouring,
soaring

through splendid acoustics of sky,
the wide stage of heaven;  calling
through distance, like bells chiming
or melodiously tinkling.

I would like to give you song
from a full throat
and a swelling heart,
and make you ache with beauty.

Alas, I have no voice for singing,
cannot soar nor chime,
nor even tinkle.

But I can find words.
I can choose them, 
shape them,
free their
song.

 Written for Poets United's Midweek Motif: The Song of a Single Word.

18 comments:

  1. shape them and free their song.. indeed you do that here! a beautiful thought!

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  2. Oh, yes you can!!! Loosen them like chimes, free them like birds with a beating heart within. This is my new favorite of yours.

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  3. Love this Rosemary. The last stanza is shaped like an upside down bell!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, Rosemary :D love the idea of giving shape to song.

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  5. nice, the word song itself. it invokes images of kids singing as they play. of old cassete tapes made for girlfriends, dances with lovers...so much...so let the song sing.

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  6. "shape them,
    free their
    song."...this makes me think of the art of sculpture... so beautifully crafted....

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    1. I often liken poetry to sculpture. (Smile.)

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  7. Oh Rosemary what a fabulous song....and it feels good to know that as a poet we can ...

    'But I can find words.
    I can choose them,
    shape them,
    free their
    song.'

    As I cannot sing a melodious song either, but words can sing even if I can't!

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  8. I like this. As poet you do give shape and freedom to words. Lovely write!

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  9. Oh, that’s where the practicality of poetry and a poet comes in, Rosemary!Beautifully done...

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  10. Yes, you can and do "free their song." I love this.

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  11. Luv your freeing power, as you give soul to song words. Rosemary

    Much love...

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  12. I want to hear that song Rosemary - freely in the air.

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  13. May be not a tonefull voice to sing with,, but a spirit to sing words from the pen with. peace and light.

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  14. Indeed...you do free their song, Rosemary! Beautiful poem!

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  15. Ah, though having no voice for singing....you CAN make words sing!

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  16. What a wonderful tribute to all the wordsmiths, authors and poets who cannot sing, Rosemary! I can identify with this poem ;-)

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