You are my melodies – for dVerse


You are the strings that resonate on emptiness,
the timpani that syncopate my beating heart;
you are conductor’s sheets of unplayed symphonies.
Together we explore the starlit harmonies
of lightyear upon lightyear of our galaxies.
You are my only love.
You are the gentleness of silver flutes at dawn,
the horns that greet the night as sunlight slowly wanes;
you are the melodies of silent autumn walks;
you are the music of remembered summer bloom,
the cheerful shanties from a distant harborside.
You are my only love.
You are the solemn drums of winter threnodies,
the forte and pianissimo — the largo of my life.
You are my songlines through the arrid wilderness,
You are my only love.

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Today Victoria will present ideas for us to use metaphors of art (painting, photography, music or anything else we might do on the side) preferably include a sample of our art. I listen to music quite a lot and visit the Symphony orchestra in Stockholm quite often, and that’s the inspiration for my metaphor.

November 13, 2014

33 responses to “You are my melodies – for dVerse

  1. It’s all lovely, but the cheerful shanties was a nice touch…music plays such a big part in our lives…and your gal is very fortunate, I’d day.

  2. Agree with Victoria, that you have composed a perfect example as your response to the prompt; fine-tuned metaphors, verse as free as music on the streets, strains bouncing off concrete canyons; a terrific poem, brother; really dug it; liked the line /you are the gentleness of silver flutes at dawn; damn fine imagery, sir.

  3. Ah.. the strings of the violin and other stringed instruments flow the wings of emotions without stuttered breath…

    And they sing to us to enliven the nuances of emotion for us…

    And i do love a symphony but in my area… none for live to hear..

    But there’s always youtube.. but never the experience of being there..

    Live is here..:)

  4. my songlines through the arrid wilderness…. very cool… i love music and make music but go to concerts way too seldom… love how you bring out the soothing and encouraging and loving nature of music

  5. A touching love piece — I more use to occasional bite in your lyrics, it is fun to see the surrendering grateful side. (which I only let out occ. too — actually, my last piece, was not about a martial art but a new love)

  6. An incredibly beautiful piece, Bjorn. I especially love the “starlit harmonies….of our galaxies” and “you are my songlines through the arid wilderness”. Brilliant imagery!

  7. This is pure music to the soul. I especially love, “You are the strings that resonate on emptiness” and “the largo of my life”—-what a grand, moving opus of love.

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