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Songs of Tomorrow


Larsen M. Callirhoe
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Larsen M. Callirhoe

Poem, Songs of Tomorrow

 

 

There was a reason

I loved to hear piano music.

Summertime in my youth

Oh how I loved to play.

 

Today is a different world.

My life has been turned upside down.

Still they're children playing in the patio

and their laughter is pleasing to the ears.

 

Am I that old man now.

Bathing in a lake.

I know no other way it appears.

 

I skated down the deserted roads

many hours past midnight.

I would swim in the ocean

at sunrise

now I live in a different world.

 

The stars are twinkling

and the streetlights

are fading in a new dawn.

 

I try to recollect about yesteryear

and still I am serenaded

by tunes I loved as a child.

 

The wrinkles in my heart

show you who I have become.

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Emotional and sauterne, the memories. I especially like "wrinkles in my heart." We all have unique wrinkles, inside and out. Good work, Lash.

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I agree with fdelano. The "wrinkles in my heart" jumped out at me immediately. Great line and image.

 

Line #2, did you mean "piano" or did you mean "paino"?

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

i meant "piano" marti thanks for catching,

 

victor

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There was a reason

I loved to hear piano music.

 

It is the plain opening that I found most effective vic. There is immediacy, but not overstated. I like this restraint in a poem.

 

cheers

 

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"I try to recollect about yesteryear

and still I am serenaded

by tunes I loved as a child."

 

You could say our memories make us what we are.. it's rarely easy to reminisce without appearing maudlin though you've managed this very well. There's a warmth here that encourages me to go back and read it over. Enjoyed Ben.

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Victor you surprised me with this poem. I remember your very early work, it tended to ramble a bit but your passion for the art kept you on course. This piece is contained and polished with wonderful imagery and a master's use of poetic devices. I love it, I very am impressed.

 

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I agree with the others; you've done a nice job with this, Victor. It doesn't give specifics, and therefore more readers might be able to relate. The poem is quite lovely.

 

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