"Those were hard things for me to come by, and I offer them to you for what they may be worth." - Toby Wolff

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gift of Music

Some people recycle
because they know the value of a note,
more so, of several
strung together just so....
like this....
ba dum pa da dee dum.

Yes? You know it?
But of course!
It is globalized, somewhat.

Some realize it is never born
twice the same.
It is always a newly opened event
(oh yes, an occasion -
all your realities, dreams, and regrets invited to gather
as this
audience of one)!

Do you hold the presentation
out, a distance from your body
grateful, by God!
Someone has thought of you
by way of a melody,
less dissonant than your own.

Or do you make chaos of the packaging
ripping paper, bow, shredding skin
bleeding into your effort,
desperate to wear
such a thing as was designed, for you
at 6:45 PM on this...
...the devil's night?

(October 30th is referenced as Devil's Night, or Hell's Night. Thank you Marion, for the beauty you sent into it!)


  1. Annie,
    Nice to see you putting together the "ba dum pa da dee dum"...If music is what feelings sound like as you sau..i'm pleased to hear you...Hoping the hurricane doesn't pay you a visit or the "ba dum pa da dee dum" would mean entirely something else..Ha! there's a chuckle for you ...i hope..take care

  2. Amazing I had no idea, I had my devil's day, the day before yesterday, It wasn't pretty, I threw out so much, my blog speaks of it today

  3. The Crow.

  4. You're very welcome. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a glass of wine and some awesome, ultra-cool piano jazz and the heavenly voice of Diana Krall. Love you! xo


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