TO LET THE MUSIC FLOW
April 4, 2011
Copyright 2011 Gordon Kuhn
It’s one AM, the dogs are loudly snoring at my feet.
My wife lies peaceful dreaming in a nearby silent room.
But——but, I am glued, held fast by unseen forces to this seat,
While words, lyrics, verses paint pictures in my head that loom,
Larger than life itself, and I could never hope to contain.
I try to focus, to keep the moments clear and maintain
In rational form to understand, but the position, I cannot sustain.
As they dance, dip and sway, for they simply carry me away.
In a sudden rush, in a momentary hush
Where the sounds that I hear become so rich and lush
And, I know I cannot force them here to stay.
I have no right to try to retain
but let them freely pass, to go.
To let the music simply flow.
It’s one AM, the sky is black outside.
The stars are there but doing their very best to hide,
As worlds of words swirl about my head,
rich images of distant places my thoughts are fed
I hear the music of distant lands and find my thoughts are gently spread,
In rapture, between heaven and hell, and beyond the gates of each
And I wonder what the muse is trying me to teach.
I know in my heart, I cannot hold the dreams in place
Only memories of the music can I ever hope on paper to trace.
I must let them freely pass, to freely go.
I must learn to let the music flow.