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Land of the South

Land of the South


Blue hazed mountains are my bones. 
Running rivers are my veins. 
Trees stretch high into my thoughts. 
Lone coyotes howl my pain. 

Wind tousles my grassy hair. 
Cattle march to my heart’s beat. 
A star-filled night blankets my eyes. 
Whippoorwills sing my melody. 

Under the mountain sits my house. 
Here I find rest; here is my home. 
Here, in this land of the south, 
I write the songs of my soul. 


Published in The Tennessee Magazine (July 2018)
Photo by Mike Lento

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Melody

Melody


Music. Swirling, twirling. A floating note, floating higher higher. Gone. 

There are some unlike anything else. There are some swinging singing running faster and faster. These are some unlike anything else.  

Exciting flying dipping lower going under and around such sound of going and going and going faster. Notes. Blowing flutes beating drums running until we are flying and flying over and over. This is something unlike anything else. 

Voices floating glowing high and low below over and under. Hundreds. Loud proud and singing music. These are some unlike any other. 

Sound abounds and love and hate and life and violins and love, and dying crying escaping weight and hatred. Notes laughing dancing chanting curling and unfurling. The music is here and here and here but not there. But hear. 

It is something unlike anything else. 

Photo by Vlah Dumitru

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