Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Reverb

Reverb

Why can’t the best part of the song last
forever. What’s wrong with The Chorus
Waltz. Soak the chords in echoes, would
you, I can hold the sound even as it
decays. When the song ends, then where
does it live, the snake back in the basket,
or uncoiling within me.

5 comments:

  1. Connecting, coiling, and uncoiling. I sing some choruses inside me over and over. I play some actual songs over and over...while cooking.

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  2. Interesting work from Evans.

    I like your image of sound coiling, rising, settling, starting up again. Nice play with "reverb".

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  3. I like the immediate debate ushered by the conclusion. Literal versus philosophical, boundaries versus other boundaries. And, yes, excellent depth to the word "reverb" here.

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  4. Ah, "The whammy bar bent on the sunlight" as I wrote so many moons ago. Your last sentence just about covers my life in the past couple months, except without a question. I love the reference to kundalini - I bet you didn't know that was the snake on the dollar sign ($), or that its two pillars are the twin pillars of Hercules, esoterically signifying the polarity (male/female, wisdom/understanding, reason/faith), that one must pass through to reach, in the center, spiritual understanding. The fact that our spiritual keystone is wrapped around the pillars shows the power and limitation of money I suppose. Anyway, good poem, I'd love to see another one called "oscillating fan".

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