Tag Archives: music

Predawn Song

A bird that sings an hour before the dawn when darkness still envelops everything, assures me that the woes I dwell upon will pass like night. I love to hear him sing. The lengthy silence of the night is broken … Continue reading

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Planetary Lullaby

You used to think that you should be a star, constantly emitting warmth and light, and often loathed yourself for being far from reaching that ideal, celestial height. But you have come to see you are a world of forests, … Continue reading

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Childhood Prelude

One morning, in my childhood, I woke to singing that made me feel I had died and gone to heaven, where an angel spoke by way of song as my celestial guide. In my short life till then, I had … Continue reading

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Forgotten Piano

 for Erin You used to play the piano, as a child, but gradually you left its keys behind, as grownup duties and adventures piled, and it receded from your life and mind. You didn’t have the piano anymore, and an electronic … Continue reading

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Song Wings

for Bethany You want to sing but keep yourself from singing, embarrassed that through walls you would be heard, so songs that to the neighbors could be winging get their wings clipped, each one a flightless bird. You’ve heard your building’s … Continue reading

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Repertoire

As if a pianist who just plays one song, I have for life a narrow repertoire that I have wanted to expand for long to not repeat myself but venture far, to live before my body decomposes the way that … Continue reading

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Melodic

Like melodies that vary in their pitches from highs to lows to everywhere between, we reach great heights or else we fall in ditches and wonder what these ups and downs can mean. When at the height, we feel that … Continue reading

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