THIS POEM NEEDS MUSIC

Image result for shelley's statue at oxford

This poem needs music,

Beautiful and new,

If this poem would say

All it wants to say to you.

A melody is what it wants—

A melody that haunts,

A melody making sure

Thought is pure

In presentation and intent,

Like a meadow harmonized with a tent.

There could be food within,

Sparkling water, and wine,

And in birdsong, and shadow, you and I may dine.

The harmony of melody

And words, could be saying

“I love you,” with the addition of a quartet playing.

The scene the poem paints might be

A shore with trees, to aid the melody,

Or the melody could bring

Something else—little details of spring?

The poem needs a lot, but I don’t care.

The poem is gone. The poet is right there.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. May 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Yes, I really needed that picture.


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