Symphony du l'un piano abandonne

by hiraeth & Xanthe   Sep 19, 2016

Unlit candles, spilt wine, broken pencils-
everything smelt of yesterday.
His hands hover; hesitant.

Lingering light, elucidated stars -
a birthing breath of night.
His eyes soften (tranquility);

then he began his symphony.

And I listened; I tried to,
but heard nothing.

Instead, I saw the wind change course,
the leaves began to crumple, the sun
refused to shine and I find myself
longing just to see your eyes, so that
I can turn away at last, and sleep.

Hypnagogia becomes a penitentiary
for thoughts. Torturing me with
blossoming hope, a gentle reminder
of your withering bouquets on the
alabaster countertop.

Just a scintilla of my poem, a stroke
on the cheek, a drop of grief -
and I'm led dreaming again.

Wandering thoughts build white-marble
mausoleums that hang on every unspoken
thought as if it were a requiem for an
estinto homophony.

The rain sang outside, until it has
lost its voice. But I still couldn't hear
your symphony.

... I still couldn't hear y/our symphony.



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  • 1 year ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    On their own these poets are phenomenal masters of our craft, but together they etch a space into the hearts and minds of all who read their masterpiece. This piece has some of the most extraordinary imagery of any this week and the word choice overall is gorgeous. Both voices mesh into one beautifully and I love that I cannot tell where one pen was dropped or another was held. Love and so many other emotions drip from every aspect of this piece - sweeping the audience up and away from anything else that might be going on around them. The scene laid out before us is an elegant painting or a musical number all in a league of its own. Fantastic piece, definitely worth some light.

  • 1 year ago

    by BlueJay

    This is absolutely wonderful!

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Beautifully done collaboration-I love the imagery you both portrayed. Well done-

  • 1 year ago

    by ether

    Loved the "typo" and everything. Didn't leave a comment before because I was unsure what to say outside of: brilliant. I predict a front page feature next week with this ;) xo

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Beautiful, image filled piece.
    Well done on the collab.