Sunday, June 22, 2008

melody washes over mesmerically----One Single Impression




she lay her palms flat on the table
staring at the keyboard,
occasionally stealing a glance
towards her computer screen.
she closed her palms, fisting those-
turned on the volume of her speaker
letting the music take over her senses.
strings of the kora washed away
her anxiety with mesmeric melody.
now completely relaxed; again
she lay her palms flat on the table.

24 comments:

Steve said...

Like summer rain girl!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the music and would love to learn more about it.

Mo said...

Nice - but how could she turn on the volume with her hands clenched?

Lahari Chatterji said...

I loved the name of your poem.

WillThink4Wine said...

Restful and relaxing. So true, too. Music does wash away ones cares.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a simple action can create wealth for the spirit. Beautiful!

zoya gautam said...

.. the magic of music..
thank u..

Teri C said...

It shows the value of soothing music.

Raven said...

Mesmeric indeed! Lovely poem and beautiful music.

polona said...

music can have such an effect...
loved the embedded clip

Roswila said...

Thanks so much for this fabulous music.

Hope that the ultimate relaxation led to some creative activity. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

The power of music! Thanks for this strong and visual piece.
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Pam said...

Thank you for sharing the mesmeric music-- it was wonderful to listen to it while reading your poem. I can see the tension relax in your poem. Nice write about the magic of music to soothe.

Edward S Gault said...

That lovely music soundtrack was a good piece to go with the poem.
Thank You.

Julia Smith said...

Wow - thanks for posting that piece of music. I LOVE it. Of course, me being me, I could immediately see ballet dancers doing a modern piece in my mind. That's just me...

These lines are my favorites:

'letting the music take over her senses.
strings of the kora washed away
her anxiety with mesmeric melody.'

RIC said...

love it..! what a treat to click to the kora...just perfect for this rolling thunder, soft raining late night...and the visual is right on...right there with you on this one!

sage said...

The music was a nice addition and enhanced the experience of reading and pondering the poem

spacedlaw said...

The last sentence makes the text mesmerizing, like a song repeating.

tumblewords said...

I like this! The music is almost meditative and your words are melodic. Nice!

missmays said...

'strings of the kora washed away
her anxiety with mesmeric melody'

It did for me too listening and reading the poem. Thanks!

Don Iannone said...

Gautami: Beautiful indeed. Sorry i have been so scarce. I am writing the prospectus for my thesis, which is demanding and giving more attention to the art of "seeing" through photography.

Come see for yourself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/don-iannone/sets

All the best!

Bill said...

I like the repetition in your poem.

DeLi said...

music as a solace

Joyce said...

Lovely; calming. Thank you. :)