Without the Music

Without the Music

A Poem by Lydia
"

Just remembering.....

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Artwork by Ziad Jundi





It was a music infused time spiced with a lack of decorum

 

Do you remember?

 

Like a sommelier pours the finest wine

you poured free flowing melodies into my cupped palms

 

Words suckled from the curl of your ardent lips

would sustain me for more days than I care to recall

 

Libidinous notes romped on the bridge of your guitar

stonewalling till they felt it was suitable to dive

onto your waiting fingers

 

Some said you were yin and I was yang

indeed the fine line

separating the words from the music often blurred

 

Tonight, mon amour, I was the one who remembered

Qui, mais les mots ne signifient rien sans la musique.

Yes, but the words mean nothing without the music

 


© 2016 Lydia



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Lydia,
"without the music" Harmony exists or does not. Relation-ally people seek this as you said" ying and yang"
To be able to rest in peace with another is something to be treasure and nurtured. I read your poem and found myself realyy looking inside of myself. Thank you for this one...............great poem! Blessings Kathy

Posted 11 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

11 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Kathy. Lydi**



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This flows Lydi. It has a superb harmony and the word choice is extraordinary.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Ken. I always appreciate your reviews. Lydi**
I really miss hearing those melodies pouring into my mind [sweet words] while the wine flowed. Valentine

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

I understand. Thank you for the read, Valentine.
I love this poem. There was just enough beautiful and complex wording to remind me of classical music and poetry and just enough modern day language to let me know clearly what was going on. This is brilliantly done. You are an amazing poet. Keep on writing. :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Jaques, thank you so much. "Qui, mais les mots ne signifient rien sans la musique." means "Yes, bu.. read more
what an absolutely gorgeous poem you have penned Lydi, you had me at "music infused" and kept on tickling me until the very end... and yes, it is the music that makes the words significant, enhances them, and brings them alive... what a wonderful inventive line: "libidinous notes romped on the bridge of your guitar", in fact I found that whole verse delicious...

one other thought I had was that in many ways all our loves are yin and yang a unity of opposites but what makes it a lasting love is how well the music of this is shared and appreciated just as it is how the words and music compliment each other even as it is the music that gives it it's balance...

anyway Lydi "nice" doesn't really get to the heart and warmth of this poem and yet it is one of your "nicest"...

redzone

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

My dear Curt...your reviews make me feel very special. Thank you so much. This one came from life .. read more
Beautiful words. I love the tone to a lot of your writing. Happily reminiscent is how i would describe it. I don't know French either but I can infer what you mean with context clues. Very beautiful way of describing the formation of music. A seemingly random jumble of sounds until played just so. Thank you!

Posted 10 Months Ago


What rich remembrances calling the soul home to this place of magnificence in the music of life. Every hue and color changes when love's music plays.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Craig. Lydi**
This feels like one of your more unusual writes that I've read. I get a sense of wordplay that's kinda different from your usual sensory fun. It's got more of a cerebral seduction going on, more than sensory. The word "libidinous" is a lovely selection & that entire stanza really sings with this unusual quality I'm picking up on from you. You are definitely making love with the words here . . . so many amazing ones you've woven together.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Margie, I adore your reviews. You really drink in the words and their meanings. Thank you so much... read more
How I have missed your poetry Lydi. You truly are one of a kind. I'm at a loss for words in reviewing this spectacular work....going into my favs. Julie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Sorry it took me so long to thank you for this review, Julie. I was out of town. Thank you....I ap.. read more
At times words mean nothing without the music.... Love can end in disappointment but the words remain even after the music has died.
Heartfelt indeed.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Shabeeh. Lydi**
This felt like a love affair encapsulated in the rules of a song where the choice was made to disobey without regard for consequence.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

11 Months Ago

You are so kind. Thank you. Lydi**

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