Sunday, 9 November 2008

Just to prove I'm working

I've just about worn out the CD and DVD I mentioned in my last blog. I've played the Youtube video an embarrassing number of times. But just to prove I'm not wasting my time, I thought I'd post the poem I've written, inspired by Rieu's 'I love you'.


Magician


The melody eludes me,
dancing on the edges of my memory,
skipping out of reach of outstretched thoughts
as I try to remember.
Yet the joy of it goes on;
the rising of my heart,
the tears,
the melding of my soul with violin,
I feel it still.

Wishing star in twilight sky,
violets in dappled shade,
the blue-grey eyes of the one I love;
Images drawn in exquisite sound,
weave themselves
like silken threads into my mind.
They will endure
long after the magician’s fingers
cease to caress the strings,
and his bow lies
forgotten.
For his spells linger
beyond the moment of creation,
his smiling notes float on into the future,
inspiring me.


©K. Stewart

I'll probably work on it some more before I consider it 'finished'. Any suggestions for improvement will be gratefully received.

5 comments:

Sully said...

Beautiful poem!

Kate said...

Thanks, Sully!

C.R. Evers said...

That's beautiful!

this is my favorite part
Wishing star in twilight sky,
violets in dappled shade,
the blue-grey eyes of the one I love;
Images drawn in exquisite sound,
weave themselves
like silken threads into my mind.
They will endure
long after the magician’s fingers
cease to caress the strings,
and his bow lies
forgotten.


Love it!
Christy

Kate said...

Thanks, Christy. I wasn't sure about that bit, so it's good to know it worked for you.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Beautiful poem!

The picture reminds me of Chroma the Great in The Phantom Tollbooth - directing the sunrise and sunset.