The Music of a Poem is like a Bird's Secret

  after J. G. V.


The music of a poem is

Like a bird's secret,
It seeks to hide in my ears.

It's like a flowering bride
That kneels before a rose.

It's like a brightness moving
That holds wisdom.

It's as magical as the luminance
Of God's humbling smile.



- ksm / 2015

26 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the subtlety of your similes, Kelvin, especially that of God's smile. You are such a good poet!

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  2. Such excellent comparisons, Kelvin. I especially liked the very first couplet - a bird's secret seeking to hide in your ears. That image certainly works for me. And the ending...another gem. As Gabriella said, you ARE such a good poet!

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  3. You make such a lovely music with your poem Kelvin ~ Love that luminance of God's humbling smile ~

    Grace

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  4. So beautiful, the bird's secret, God's humbling smile. You write amazingly.

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  5. So gorgeous! I do believe I've heard it and definitely hear it here.

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  6. smiles...nice...i like the comparisons...i was writing poetry before i could hear its music....hearing its music changed the way i write...i esp like that last one....

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  7. That sweet music of the poem - so many ways we want to capture the beauty - wonderful writing Kelvin.

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  8. Beautiful use of language, as always. I like yours better than Villa's!

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  9. The luminance of God's smile... this is a wonderful image Kelvin.

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  10. This is a soulful, magical read.....that is the beauty of poetry for me....the music it brings us on so many levels.

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  11. such a genteel poem; i luv it
    have a good week

    much love...

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  12. Beautiful. Kelvin your poem reads like a prayer of gratitude. And I am grateful for your talent and your poetry.

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  13. so delicate & full of light...amazing..

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  14. ah it is a beautiful music - and each poem has their very own melody...

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  15. Beautiful Kelvin! Such a prayerful place for the soul

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  16. Delightful!

    "The music of a poem is

    Like a bird's secret,
    It seeks to hide in my ears."

    I just love that. Lovely music here, Kelvin!

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  17. Love it. Feels the kind of whistling here, humming type, rhythm and some wind too... :)

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  18. Beautiful writing, Kelvin! It's quite something when we can hear the music in the world :)

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  19. Case in point:

    'It's as magical as the luminance
    Of God's humbling smile'.

    Says it all. Thanks for THIS smile, too!:))

    Poppy


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  20. It is everything that life can offer! Great lines Kelvin!

    Hank

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  21. Kelvin I have come back to read this several times. It is an exquisite use of words - spiritual. I have also come back to attempt to comment. Hopefully with success. ;), Liz

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  22. Hi Kelvin, I came to your blog looking for a new poem...really, I think you are such a fine poet; and I always look forward to what you write. Yes, your poem can be read several times, each time a new meaning. If I were to express which stanza in this poem I liked best, it would be the last one. Smiles. I like to think of God's smile!

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  23. Thank you for visiting my blog, Kelvin, and for your insightful comment. Hope everything is fine in your corner of the world.

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Thanks for the kind words!

- kelvin s.m.