Saturday, February 02, 2008


I frequently fret
as fingers forget
the key to compelling expression
but sometimes the scales
tear off weighty wails
which prompts me to voice this confession,
for on those rare nights
that deftness ignites
my chops with harmonic persuasion
I know it’s a gift
from across the great rift,
a melodically mystic occasion.


Bubba said...

If you have half the rhythm in your chops that you have in your rhymes, I doubt your fingers are too far a-fret.

"a gift from across the great rift"... great line!

pepektheassassin said...

Wonderful! :D

Shirley said...

We should all be so gifted. You should put your songs back on your site. You certainly have nothing to fret about!:)


Cricket's Hearth said...

Very interesting interpretation of magic. I enjoyed reading a few more of your posts while I was here.

tumblewords said...

A truly clever and rhythmic tribute to magic and fretting! Melodic and mystical, for sure!

Gerald Galindez said...

i smell something like a guitarists stuff ey...

just like me...
say, what music do you play bob?

anthonynorth said...

Mysticism must have rhythm. It has always been associated with music. And this definitely had it.

Jeques said...

Strum that string again and cast a magic spell. Your words are music that spell magic in itself.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

noahthegreat said...

That was quite nice.

ozymandiaz said...

a gift from a rift
love it
is this a way of saying your muse is from the other side of the tracks?

rch said...

Hi bubba, thanks, tell my fingers that.

Hi pepe, thanks :)

Shirley if only you knew.

Hey there you are cricket, I knew I heard some chirping, thanks and come back often.

Hi tumble, thanks a million.

Hey Gerald, I love classic rock.

Hi anthony, you're too kind.

Welcome jeques and thanks.

Much obliged Noah.

And last but certainly not least ozmo, yes you could say that ;)

LittleWing said...

is it the rarity that makes the magic... beautifully written

paisley said...

and i should say you were in very fine voice today...

gautami said...

i like the rhyming pattern. i like how you interpreted magic here.

Richard said...

Nicely done, a good laugh on top of it. Thanks.

rch said...

Thanks a lot you guys! :)

writerwoman said...

Very lyrical! I like it.