Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pick up

pick up this wind
carry it in your hand
if you can

mischief sings
a little song behind
my ear

what heat burns
in the thick
of the sky

what question shines
in the blink
of an eye

what song sings
to the beat
to the rhythm
to the jump
to the thump
of a heart
all the time
all the time
all the time


Blogger Stray said...

love it

fab rhythm. I can imagine this will be rattling round my head tomorrow :)

I am already echoing the "all the time" ...


7/26/2006 1:50 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Love it!! Felt like I could sing it!!

7/26/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

very catchy...

7/26/2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I particularly liked the second stanza. Good job.

7/26/2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Percussive treat! Liking the short playful rhythms like sticks on wood logs...

7/26/2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger Brenda Clews said...

Ah, I could hear you singing this with a tambourine! Lovely!

7/26/2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

picked up, carried, sung - fun! :)

7/27/2006 4:50 AM  
Blogger Frankie said...

These would be phenomenal lyrics. I could feel my heart thumping along in time. Lovely!

7/27/2006 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so much joy and rhythm in the words. lovely!

7/27/2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

the heat, the beat, the thump and thrum... wow!!! love it! you jump-started my heart with this rhythm. i feel more alive now. thanks!

7/27/2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

lol......sang....not sung! 4:50 a.m. is wayyy too early on some days! ;)

7/27/2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Oh, nice!

7/27/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger Patrick M. Tracy said...


Here I am, head hanging low, a bad blogger who doesn't come around as much as he should...

Nevertheless, it's a happy, bouncy little piece. Reminds me of "The Windup" from Keith Jarrett's "Belonging" (if you're familiar).

I appreciate this rhythm, and the seemingly carefree tone. It's something I have a difficult time writing in poetry.

Anyway, hope you're well, and hope that I have more time to come over in the future.

7/28/2006 8:43 AM  
Blogger chuck said...

The Song of the Living Heart: when
I listen, I learn.

7/29/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks so much, all! Your comments are very much appreciated.

Firehawk, thanks for drawing the connection to "The Windup"!

7/31/2006 1:58 PM  

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