The Song

The Song

A Poem by Whiskurz

When does a poem become a song?
Does the music make it real?
A melody makes us sing along
But the words are from the quill

Without the words the music's blind
It can't see where to go
For the words are how a song's defined
And the music's just for show

Wrapped in notes and chords to tease
It's meant to entertain
But it always takes the words to please
Or the music's played in vain

The words are there to touch the heart
Or the music might be missed
For it only plays a minute part
If the words did not exist

Some has said that poetry's dead
But they couldn't be more wrong
For the poet sees the music's fed
Or there couldn't be a song

© 2013 Whiskurz



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love that you have brought out the poetry side of music
most songs I would think started as just a writing and then the beat hits the pen*)
reads with a flare
a wonderful Friday word smile
thank you fine sir

Posted 4 Years Ago


Whiskurz

4 Years Ago

Thanks Holly......Whisk
"Without the words the music's blind
It can't see where to go
For the words are how a song's defined
And the music's just for show"


Yeah. Beethoven, Bach, Ravel, Rachmaninov,..these guys were totally off their nut, writing only music...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Denham Cole

4 Years Ago

I don't trust you, pal. With a mind so small as to believe a song without words is not a song, I aff.. read more
Whiskurz

4 Years Ago

Is a poem a song without the music? You decide....it sounds like you're a jack of all trades and mas.. read more
Denham Cole

4 Years Ago

sure. ok
Excellent rhyming scheme, and flow.......and the message is wonderful! I certainly do agree with you! One goes with the other - poetry is forever in my heart!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Whiskurz

4 Years Ago

Thank you Sheila.....Whisk
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Beautiful rhyming scheme with a mature tone embossed to it. A lovely poem to read with and a thoughtful one.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Whiskurz

4 Years Ago

Thank you my friend......Whisk

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