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BLUE NOTES

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BLUE NOTES


Listen. The colors of the notes are wrong.
Where is the perfection of sapphire-chords
that I am due? Cornflower doesn’t belong
here, plotting the composition’s borders.
Master music has all fingers contorting
to fit themselves into the metronome’s tock.
These tight strings have badly distorted
my repertoire; I’ve lost both key and lock
in a palette of sorrow that canvasses pain.
Now the cavernous range of a rhapsody
releases those scales of anguish again
until I am concert and concert is me. 
Dissonance and harmony do not combine,
Still, under sockets, lack and blue shines.










*inspired by Picasso's The Old Guitarist and pianist David Helgott's struggle with mental illness. 

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 6:42:00 PM
    Wowie, another wonderful sonnet from you, Cyndi! They keep getting better and better, and I just love this one. A fave for me...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 9:36:00 PM
    I love your Sonnets Cyndi luv...I could read tham all day xxx Hugs