A Quiet Yellow Prelude

 

Music extracts a certain flavor
from the lemon:
a quiet yellow prelude that
runs beside candle light,
or down the bookcase—
a revelation
revealing nothing of sources
or sources of sound.
It harmoniously
pontificates the pastoral and
precludes a jumpiness—
a kinetic crushing
of note upon note,
strain upon strain.

Evolution
snaps rubber-band-like
over the score and
sits down
breathlessly
beating piano chords
to a riff of yellow diatoms.

 

Published in Spire, Spring 2006

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~ by danielwrasmus on April 25, 2010.

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