Chords, Strands and Keys

Chords, Strands and Keys

A Poem by Pete
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

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With immutable feet capering about 'pon a carpet of bliss.
Always a direct hit, neary a miss.
The nautical notes reverberate their guiding, heartfelt kiss.
Whisking away to where spirit roams free.
Saving me from me.
Who'd have thought that mere fingers could elicit such Eden from the great abyss?
Thank the good Lord for eternity ...
... at least I have this ...



© 2020 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
“What is there in music that it should so stir our deeps? We are all ordinarily in a state of desperation; such is our life; ofttimes it drives us to suicide. To how many, perhaps to most, life is barely tolerable, and if it were not for the fear of death or of dying, what a multitude would immediately commit suicide! But let us hear a strain of music, we are at once advertised of a life which no man had told us of, which no preacher preaches. Suppose I try to describe faithfully the prospect which a strain of music exhibits to me. The field of my life becomes a boundless plain, glorious to tread, with no death nor disappointment at the end of it. All meanness and trivialness disappear. I become adequate to any deed. No particulars survive this expansion; persons do not survive it. In the light of this strain there is no thou nor I. We are actually lifted above ourselves.” - Thoreau

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like Dhara....so many poems come to me while listening to music....i love this poem because music is what has gotten me this far in life...it has been the soundtrack for me through good and bad...
it's within me...i have always loved to sing and dance to it....and live my life to it as well.
as the song said "i got the music in me"
and you have poetry in you, Pete.
really good write.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

thanks j. ... :)



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I can't imagine my life without music. Whatever my situation or mood, there is music. It has the capacity to lift me to magical heights or drag me to the depths of the ocean. Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams is a classical piece where I become that lark. There are pieces which make me want to kick my shoes off and dance for sheer joy. And there are pieces like Elgar's cello concerto for the days where I want to mourn and sink to the ocean floor. And then there is all the other stuff in all its variety which transports me back to the past that can make me smile. Can make me laugh or even bring on a sad moment. My days are music filled and that blends very well with poetry. Your poem hits the spot and informs why music is so important. Yes, it has the power to save lives without any question of doubt. I really like where you took me with this poem Pete. Music plays on the emotions and does it so well. Super poem.

Chris

Posted 3 Days Ago


The poem dovetails nicely with the Thoreau quote. While I have never had a mystical experience while listening to music, sometimes Corelli, Vivaldi and Handel have moved me very deeply. There is indeed something about music that can lift you out, if for only a moment, from the daily grind.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Days Ago

thanks for chiming in j. the b. keep a song in your heart and you'll never go wrong ... :)
I can't leave my house without turning on my Bose for my cats! Getting a job in a record store in the eighties really turned my life around...for the better!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Days Ago

lucky cats. can't go wrong with music. thank you kelly ... :)
Kelly Scheppers

2 Days Ago

Any predictions on the Superbowl?
Pete

2 Days Ago

two terrific teams. could go either way. should be a great game. do you know who's doing the half.. read more
like Dhara....so many poems come to me while listening to music....i love this poem because music is what has gotten me this far in life...it has been the soundtrack for me through good and bad...
it's within me...i have always loved to sing and dance to it....and live my life to it as well.
as the song said "i got the music in me"
and you have poetry in you, Pete.
really good write.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

thanks j. ... :)
I always write with classical music on. Sometimes poems come to me while listening to a piece. I agree that music is so important to writers and everyone here on earth.

Posted 1 Week Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

keep it up dhara ... :)
"Whisking away to where spirit roams free.
Saving me from me."

A great tribute to music Pete. It inspires, uplifts, soothes and heals...yes it often saves me from myself. Thank you for this poem.

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Pete

1 Week Ago

what you say all true divya. dance on ... :)
Indeed what a sad world
it would be if not for music
even at your lowest point
just to listen to a few strands can be so uplifting
and change ones mood instantly...nice one Pete
I enjoyed..



Posted 1 Week Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

right-o. with a song in our hearts, nothing can drag us down. thanks fran! ... :)
  Fran Marie

1 Week Ago

true indeed
your re welcome

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