This Song

This Song

A Poem by Snapdragon

Music poem...or not


A familiar melody closes the chasm
with the rhythm so well-known.
I think I've heard this song before.

It echoes through my head,
the tune reverberating deeper,
sometimes bluesy, sometimes jazz.
I think I've played this song before.

The tempo fast before it slows,
a sultry beat of exotic appeal,
vibrating spines, timid smiles,
and knowing glances.

I'd swear I've sung this song before.

© 2010 Snapdragon

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This is very sweet. I liked reading it.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Please forgive me if I'm wrong, I will of course delete the review if asked, but does this poem describe a sexual liaison? It was the line, "vibrating spines...knowing glances" that put the idea into my head, but, trying to see the episode from a woman's perspective, "I've heard (it) before." seems to express so well her reactions to the pathetic and lurid hinting some men rely on, unchanged in most cases since High School.
And, the progression from "heard (it) before", to "felt (it) before", and finally to the participatory "sung (it) before" carries a fine note of, "Oh, well, here we go again" with it. Lovely job.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Very nice,Very good imagery!! I like this :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

A song sung before (Deja Vu)...

..i love this verse especially!!!

"It echoes through my head,
the tune reverberating deeper,
sometimes bluesy, sometimes jazz.
I think I've played this song before."

{The flow of this sings so sweetly and smoothly...
A gorgeous song wrapped in a beautiful poem}

..i love this...


Posted 13 Years Ago

Your words have a nice flow,and you chose them carefully,well written..

Posted 13 Years Ago

It's hard to deny this poem might be about music, but allow me to put a different spin on it.
To me this is a case of a two lovers, one of whom is bored, tired of the same old thing, tired of their lover. I see the melody closing the chasm as two bodies coming together; followed by the echo and reverberation of sometimes, sometimes jazz, as the feelings building up inside - the bodies shaking in passion engaging in different positions. "Tempo fast before it slows" as the climax is reached, reverberating ecstasy through the bodies.
"timid smiles, and knowing glances" round it off exchanging pleasantries at the end of a enjoyable night...I hope :)

Nicely done.

btw...let me know if I am miles off with my interpretation

Posted 13 Years Ago

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You express something a lot of musicians search for, which is being able to take a melody and play it in different styles with different feels and tempos. I'm not sure you were aware of that when you wrote this. Or were you? It's got a certain style to it I like. Good job on this one Snappy.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on June 30, 2010
Last Updated on June 30, 2010
Tags: Love music



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