modes of love

 

 

~

 

i wonder

do you hear me

 

as dorian or aeolian

lydian, mixolydian

surely not locrian

some say i'm phrygian, ha ha. i say ah ah

 

silly me, i'm ionian

i'm vanilla

bring your own sprinkles

i'm the girl next door

 

i guess the question is

next door to what

 

~

 

and you

how do i hear you

 

distantly

in an unfamiliar key

somewhere 

between a lilting soprano

 

and a growling basso profundo

somewhere

in the range of assurance and grace

in a voice untamed and pure

 

and if smiling can be heard

smiling

 

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2015-08-31 at 00:53

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
What a pleasant, tranquil poem. You may not have been able to hear, but I was smiling when I got to the end of it.
2015-09-01



At BirdBrains, we have some knowledge of musical modes and we like thy association of modes with character and even flavour. Perhaps there is a flavour for every mode. This is of great interest to us.
When we first read this piece, it had just one verse; we are delighted by the addition of the second, with its musings on keys, pitches and further attributes. It is pleasant to muse on the sound of a smile. Sage Coo smiles; a single 'ting!' on a triangle is heard. We applaud musically.
2015-08-31