Noted Envy

I have always envied musician’s gift

As their melodies and harmonies lift

The spirit of the ones that lucky hear

Their sounds echoing in searching ear

Just seven notes of heptatonic scale

Where the majors sing and the minors wail

Is all they need to create their fine art

Nuance is found in the harmonized part

If you were to give me just seven words

The hope for a poem would seem absurd

It could not compare to the notes they write

Musical vibrations of great delight

The tiny black dots with their funny tails

The clef and rests dotting the five-line scale

And when your magic finally complete

The hook snares the mind, heard in repeat

Oh, how I wish I had that set of skills

Noting the enchanting by just sheer will

But a million words will never compare

To feelings felt in the musical air

I cannot find a way to disparage

My only hope a lyrical marriage

The wedding of your music and my words

The only hope that my words will be heard

12 Responses to “Noted Envy”
  1. beth says:

    a wonderful thing to hope for

  2. Everything always comes back to music because from music it was all formed… Great work my friend! I truly enjoyed this one… All the best.

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Um… excuse me, sir. Don’t you play guitar? 😜

    As you know, music has been a major part of my life, all my life. I haven’t heard you play, but if you’re as humble about playing music as you are about writing poetry, you’re better than you give yourself credit for!

    Your words move like music to me. Each line flows so evenly into the next, and transports me to whatever place you describe with your words. I’d be willing to bet there’s a great musician out there who wishes they could write the way you do!

    Beautifully written, as always!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    “My only hope a lyrical marriage.” That line says it all.

  5. Bridgette says:

    Lovely! I too wish I was musically inclined. I can play the uke and the piano (both poorly), but to be able to create music out of thin air always seems like magic to me.

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