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The Stillness of Musical Victories

The One Stop Poetry Picture Prompt Challenge inspired me.  Here is my contribution:

 

THE STILLNESS OF MUSICAL VICTORIES

 

That music which is from the soul,

It is that which wins, it triumphs.

Musicians are ready to bring it to life,

And there are always shiny musicians.

They stand in attentive stillness and blow

Against the temporary forms of life.

And when the trumpets sound and swarm,

Nothing is left of the worthlessness.

The worldly, false structures melt away.

There is forever in music and moving time,

The source being love and our creator,

And my soul is comforted  and wrapped.

I float in love.

 

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  1. #1 by Glynn on December 26, 2010 - 7:27 am

    The musicians standing read to blow away of the facade of this earhly.commerical life. Good poem.

    • #2 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 7:43 am

      Thank you, Glynn. I appreciate it.

  2. #3 by dustus on December 26, 2010 - 8:12 am

    A great homage to music. In addition to Glynn’s point, I’d like to add that you convey that awesome feeling of enjoying the stillness and really getting into song. “And my soul is comforted and wrapped. / I float in love.” Songs often bring out feelings and remind us of parts of ourselves we forget from time to time. Your poem makes me want to revisit the music I connect with. Nice work, Carl.

    • #4 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 8:51 am

      Thank you, Adam. It is very kind of you to comment. I enjoyed the photo and the prompt.

  3. #5 by Fireblossom on December 26, 2010 - 8:23 am

    “nothing is left of the worthlessness.” That made me smile. As I read the first part, i was gthinking, this makes the trumpets sound almost biblical; then, unless I’ve misunderstood, you bring it all around to divine love. Beautifully done.

    • #6 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 8:55 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. There is a history of the strength of the trumpet, including the biblical history, in warding off bad and in inspiring the good. Yes, divine love. Thank you for your comment.

  4. #7 by Kodjo Deynoo on December 26, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Forever in music and moving time, what a line

    • #8 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 9:31 am

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.

  5. #9 by Claudia on December 26, 2010 - 9:34 am

    you know what? i LOVE it – i can feel your heart in every single word

    ..And when the trumpets sound and swarm,
    Nothing is left of the worthlessness…

    is my fav amongst many great lines

    • #10 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 9:45 am

      You are so very kind to comment. I appreciate it.

  6. #11 by hedgewitch on December 26, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Your poem shows that life is not only what we bring to it, but what others give us of themselves. All art is a giving back, and none more so than music, as you express so beautifully here.

    • #12 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 11:30 am

      Your comment is so kind. Thank you for taking the time.

  7. #13 by Reflections on December 26, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Nice, love the feel of the music and moving time, commercial things melting away to love.

    • #14 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 6:54 pm

      Thank you for your comment.

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