Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sonnet #42

Words in poetry and notes in music
Are sounds, simple wavelengths colliding off
Our eardrums and the membranes of our souls.  
Oft times we transmit sound waves, words or notes,
Through positive values, like happiness
And tenderness, timbres soft and bright.
Sometimes negative: sadness, fear - dull and
Sharp, like aches and pains we frequently endure.
At times, we just receive: parameters
Are the same.  But when we meet, ah, when we 
Meet, our words and notes connect!  Our wavelengths
Intersect, and intertwine, and synthesize! 
And we make love – sweet love.  External tones
And errant thoughts die softly in the deep.

Washington, DC  February 2013

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