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by John Williams | |

Ode To The Only Girl

 I've seen you many times in many places--
Theater, bus, train, or on the street;
Smiling in spring rain, in winter sleet,
Eyes of any hue in myriad faces;
Midnight black, all shades of brown your hair,
Long, short, bronze or honey-fair.
Instantly have I loved, have never spoken; Slowly a truck passed, a light changed, A door closed--all seemingly pre-arranged-- Then you were gone forever, the spell was broken.
Ubiquitios only one, we've met before A hundred times, and we'll meet again As many more; in hills or forest glen, On crowded street or lonely, peaceful shore; Somewhere, someday--but how will we ever know True love, how wil we ever know?


by John Williams | |

Swing Song

 The blatant horns blare strident sound;
Delighted, you laugh and seize
My passive arm, but I have found
Content in the harmonies.
They sound, are silent; please or annoy, Are not clever, cruel, or coy Like human qualities.
See agile fingers in frantic flight Along the smoking row Of piano keys cut from ebony night And from the sullied snow Of the city.
Look love, listen love, tell me-- Where does the music come from really, Where does it really go? Planets are tensed to a single chord Of absolute harmony Sounding from a cosmic keyboard, Unheard by you and me; Yet we re attuned; who understands That can see the judgment-hands Poised above the keys.