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The Heart's Timbre

September 23, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


If I had the wind of instruments

If I were the strings of a sitar

The cover of a drum

The opening in a saxophone—

Would you hear my timbre

Would you hear it ring out golden purple

Come back crystal and amber.

If I were reeds or brass

If I were an organ

If I were a maraca full of crocodile teeth—

Would you hear me whisper and shout

Would you hear me ring out

Cloudy groves

Moon drop meadows

Would you hear me through my windows

Would you sing it back to me.

Bring my wind to me

Bring notes from the darkness

And I, having no wind to make music notes

Nothing but my own human breath

I made my timbre a tree-flat page—

Read softly

I want to give my words to you

I want to hear you also

For there may never be another time

To know who we are

Spread your words under me

I will walk softly.


The author's comments:

Timbre has to do with the character of a musical piece. It's pronounced TAMBER.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 29 2021 at 11:32 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Yeah, I know!

on Sep. 29 2021 at 9:14 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

congrats on elite! are you really hyped for the first 5 minutes before you realize it makes no diffrence and dont care anymore?