Music Can Make Me Cry
26 Januarys 2023
More than poetry, art, stone sculpture,
A violin, a piano, flutes,
Higher than I can climb on my own.
Deeper than I can reach with these arms.
Love songs cry.
Clear, not words,
Melody, overcome me.
Lifted beyond today,
To a place, no pain, no fear, no loss.
Children, family, friends,
You are here.
Warmer than camp fire, flame under a star-lit sky.
Over snowy berms, valleys, pebbled lanes,
Opening wheat fields, endless expanse.
In the woods, in the cities.
One tiny bird brings an opera.
Reedy waters, symphony.
From each meadow, divas, a tenor.
Forest, choir, spirits, ghosts.
From Dad’s workbench, voices of angels.
Mom’s eyes, heaven.
Under the streetcar rides my soul.
Clopping hoofs, rhythm, my heartbeat.
Rain drops, my breath.
Ocean waves, my birth, my being.
Today’s sun, tomorrow’s promise, yesterday's memories.
My love, you bring each sweet tone.
You gift my pedestal.
Sometimes music, can make me cry.