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Learning Lyrics

I finally learned the lyrics
at the age of 53
'About time'
whispered a line of specters
(first in line was CathySheri)

tell me
if you know
all the lyrics, all the songs
all the bands, all the music
in the world

I'd like that job

when music comes back to me
and I can see
and hear again
and everything makes sense
the way it did
when I sang

and "Love
Honor and Cherish"
when I screamed at you
'Why did you die?'
the only way
I knew to ask
by singing we survived

I thought I'd find an answer
from the lyrics, in the song
as long as I could play
at 3 a.m.

my perception was it left me
no one ever was
so lost as I
in heaven
I sat in the back and cried

because I ended up
not forgotten, but
in golden seats
I belonged
I wrote enough
to qualify

the music
which creates
the universe
is strong
and disappear
is not
a thing it does

I tell you
nothing can go wrong
when everything’s alright
and real big notes
have existed
all along

right here

copyright 2007 Tamara Vining

Date: 2007-03-25 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-patience.livejournal.com
You write such lovely poetry. It really speaks to me. Have you thought of collecting them and getting them published?

Pome's collected!

Date: 2007-03-25 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm sort of in the process of doing that right now. It's called The Project and I've been working on it since the end of 2004. Life got in the way of finishing it, but it also gave me time to write some more current poetry, where I think have more to say.

Re: Pome's collected!

Date: 2007-03-25 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
p.s. I don't think this one is quite done yet. There's probably more on the end.

Date: 2007-03-26 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athenais.livejournal.com
This is moving and powerful. I want a copy written out; I think I will put it next to my computer. Really needed to read this. Really grateful you wrote it and posted it.


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