Monthly Archives: February 2014

Song of Songs – extract 481 – work in progress

481 Love, it would seem, but not hard and fast Hands clasped but not solidly so A bit of clutching, squirming, uncertainty The tickles of emotion, lacking seriousness Wanting satisfactions, disdaining permanence An oasis discovered in the deepest desert The … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 480 – work in progress

480 I don’t pop my cork for every guy I see The smooth, simple softball kind of guy Gentle spirit, cool and calm, serene Fixated on the ballad, the quiet rain An unassuming young woman, hoping To find a stable … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 479 – work in progress

479 I do not try to imitate more than a phrase A bit of color, a glide into harmony But some would congratulate my impressions I do not sing to send messages But some would insist it must be so … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 478 – work in progress

478 Around the fringes, staying well clear Of the spotlight, avoiding the scrutiny Of the short, modest stage, huddled In corners, lurking at the cross roads Stolen love, taken from those absent Sipped in heady doses in the darkness Eyes … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 477 – work in progress

477 This is him, this is her, introductions Fly as the crowd thickened, wide Eyes, handshakes, nudges, cries “You simply must, oh, you must” Eyes searching, gazing, exploring Measuring, judging, valuing Dodging, ducking, running away “Who’s that?” “Who’s she?” “Who’s … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 475 – work in progress

475 Guitarists writing lyrics tend to prefer Words endlessly repeated, mirrored Line by line, stanza by stanza Because, perhaps, the strains of playing Prevent the pickers from remembering Lots of lyrics, or else the strumming So masks the words that … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 474 – work in progress

474 Swells of flesh with fabric stretched Tight across the span, suggesting The rounded beauty underneath Truth hidden and revealed, barely Masked, wholly felt, shared, sparked In a quick glance, as soon disappeared But remembered until this very moment While … Continue reading

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