Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Written in Church (Why Not?)



She leans against you, barely—
white maple is gravity bound,
as is black walnut, cherry, rosewood,
inlaid with a woman's name, mother-of-pearl
diamond, cross, bird before (or after)
flight. Your fingers release, press, release;
she falls away, and at intervals,

One Shot Wednesday.

Guitar photo by L.L. Barkat.

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Blogger Glynn said...

Beautiful images. And writing is church can get you into trouble. :)

10:41 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

ah, a wonderful write...i tend to write in church at times too...never know when the muse might hit...i love watching a talented musician play....nice one shot!

10:51 AM  
Blogger C said...

I ditto. beautiful images. the entire piece is rather beautiful, and of a v good standard.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful - love the imagery. And hey, I'll write wherever the muse hits, why not? :)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Bubba said...

Sounds like somebody has the hots for a lady guitarist! (LOL!)

Nice One Shot!
(And I'm sure God will forgive you)

1:04 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Like this a lot.

Eric, your comment made me laugh out loud.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Sandra Heska King said...


2:17 PM  
Blogger signed...bkm said...

beautiful...simple and lovely...bkm

3:28 PM  
Blogger Beachanny said...

Ah, this week philosophy, birds and music. What can be better? This piece so beautiful--the joy our instruments bring us is sensual and intimate like a lover and lasting longer and sometimes more satisfying.
Thanks for posting. Gay (@beachanny)

5:28 PM  
Anonymous HisFireFly said...

I feel the love affair between the player and the played!

6:21 PM  
Blogger KB said...

Simply beautiful.

6:58 PM  
Blogger dustus said...

@Eric LOL

Well written poem; a great piece.

7:17 PM  
Blogger sojourner said...

Nice! i saw her through your words

5:39 PM  
Blogger Marshy said...

that was a very elegant write..beautiful piece..thanks for sharing with one shot..cheers pete

5:46 PM  
Blogger One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

I love the connection between instrument and musician. I write their too - anywhere where God is

Love from the Moon

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

I used to berate myself for bursts of creativity in church. Then I realized it was only evidence of God's presence in the service. Wherever He is there is creative life.

11:08 AM  

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