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Picturing For Myself An Imaginary Flute Player (2 ... a re-working)
Forging such an image fascinates me,
See the page where the war of notes is finally won,
She becomes The Silver Spear rising through a blue sky.
Letting her heart soar, fingers released of all gravity
She reels in azure, drowning us in wordless phrases from a language
Catholic ancestors sing through shining faces,
Experimental and modern despite tradition's roar.
I am left to Imitate the stance of a boxer drinking at the bar
Struggling to hold on, to be the victory this moment is for.
Late on the road, later Saturday night,
A drunk going home like he's carrying a horse,
Like some Celtic Saint under a Celtic curse.
Played out, I know she lives where I can only ever dream
And am left to lay back on the bed
With a half smile playing out the battles being fought in me,
That of all lovers the flute is the one
Makes off with my soul, the flute is the one
Knows best a future I may yet become.
67/M/Whitby, N Yorks, UK
(67/M/Whitby, N Yorks, UK)
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