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Music and Memories

When music sounds, 
all that I was I am
I give my Spirit to the flood of song

O even wings of music, bear my soul!
Bathe me in pure delight, and make me strong.

Music I heard with you 
was more than music, 
I seem to hear those songs again
waking thoughts, that have long slept
and make me smooth as balm and oil again.

My raptured spirit soars on high,
I keep such music in my brain
in faded eyes, that have long wept
a song of home, a deep celestial strain

which now I hear soaring
above my own breath,
and the round notes
flutter and tap, about the room

but the music is lost
and the words are gone;

and so the song breaks off, and I’m alone.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Janette, I really resonate with your 4th stanza in this beautiful poem. I hope you are able to return to Poetry Soup soon. I sent you Soup Mail. Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:16:00 PM
    This is a smashing piece Janet , really enjoyed it and like harry says i will also return xx

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Hi Janette, sure glad i came to these your wonderful poetry,, just love this heartfelt poem,, i will return...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Janette, this poem is filled with depth and beauty. I see you have not posted for a while too. I was feeling so guilty for not expressing my gratitude for you choosing my Autum Gold poem as your first place winner in your autumn contest. I have just gotten over a marathon of illinesses my infant granddaughter passed on to us. Please know how happy it made me that you liked my poem enough to give it that top honor. I hope you are well and back to posting again soon. Mahalo and Aloha

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Janette , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. PD

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 4:56:00 AM
    immersed in the lovely music of your lines Janette..we r a musical family and I miss playing piano these days luv .. thankxx so much for my win in your amazing contest .. so appreciate..

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:05:00 PM
    Just what choir feels like! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:12:00 PM
    wow, this is wonderful, Janette, blending the theme of music with lost love. I was just going around seeing poets I have not viewed for a while. I notice you have not posted in two months? Sure hope you will post some new poems!! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 1:31:00 PM
    The descriptiveness in your wording intrigues me. It is very deep. I have sent you soup mail.

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 4:54:00 PM
    elegant and beautiful lines Janette .. so happy u have returned luv .. thankxx so much for my big win in your awesome contest .. feel very honored and blessed luv .. hope all is going well for u and family ..

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Janette, love it. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:55:00 AM
    What a lovely and excellent write, my dear Janette. I love music sooo much! You described tremendously fantastic and very touching. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you so much also for making me win in your contest. Indeed, i'm honored. Million thanks. More power and blessings to you always!!! big hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 6:41:00 PM
    You brought us high and then ended low..sad..nice writing so happy for you. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 2:30:00 PM
    beautiful write indeed - a very worthy win : )

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 11:08:00 AM
    I can see why you won. Beautifully written, indeed!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:41:00 PM
    I love it! Beautiful! Kuddos on your win, Janette! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 3:09:00 PM
    I can see why this is an ward winning poem. You have painted a wonderful world to share. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Janette! A beautiful poem which takes one on an emotional journey with you, as in a song. Lovely. hugs, Catie :)