I give and receive music as love

I give and receive music as love
because there is no second place for the kingdom of heaven
to cleanse all these flavors of longing

I give and receive music as love
because the notes write a smooth fence for my mind dog
with a bone she loves

I give and receive music as love
because the plucked string of my pain is pure fire
and cannot be put out by an imagined pool

I give and receive music as love
because it defies the urgency of consciousness–
the most earnest root cannot know the river

I give and receive music as love
because it never goes,
always resting in these teeth,
singing

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3 responses to “I give and receive music as love

  1. ed

    I stumbled onto this site. I enjoyed reading your poetry. It puts in words what you are feeling. That is almost an impossible thing to do. Please keep writing

  2. Thanks so much Ed. 🙂 Made my day. Always a boost to be received and reflected. With appreciation, Lisa

  3. I can’t tell you how this speaks to me. You put words into what I am feeling! Much love, Mom

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