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Words Are Like Music

                                  Music are like words to me..
                                   I let it engulf my thoughts
                                   Sometimes I release them
                                   Hilarious moments of joy
                                Streams out with loving touches

                                   Occationally I`ll do it solitary
                             Or share the written page with you
                                     Lonely..but never alone
                                I toss it out,casual inspiration
                               Fill the pen with that magic love
                          Shaped into something I want to share

                                   Words are like music to me
                    My thoughts,let them engulf my unwritten melody
                   It is invitable that it sometimes crash..or fades out
                          Cracks up like something never desired
                       Its how it feels when it tumbles down on me

                That feeling of reaching nirvana,when it all comes back to me
                     Gods gift to the musician,the block gets freed again
              Inspirational avalanche..snowball effect,it gets bigger by the roll
                I still hear the voice of my grumpy ol`music teacher saying:
                    "Boy,you don`have a clue about music,do ya`?!?
                        Well later on..in my own left handed way
                It took me less than half a year to learn the guitars` code
             Ever since then,music has been my always faithful companion


A.Ertsland
March 6th 2012

Inspired by MJF`s contest.."Im more than You thought..".Unfortunately,I think I blew the number of lines allowed:-) duh.! Thought I`ld just post it anyway.It goes with the story to this write..stubborn as I am,and since "giving up" does not excist in my vocabulary..I`ve pretty much addjusted myself to do things with my right hand..:-) Nowadays,one of very few things I still can not do with my right hand is..yes,writing! I belive,being lefthanded today,is a lot easier than back in my schooldays.


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  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:26:00 PM
    but when it comes to understanding a music class, that is quite a different story!!!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:25:00 PM
    I swear I have seen every one of your poems, Arild!! In this one, yes, I think words are like this for almost all of use here!

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 5/6/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant to say "us" not "use"
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Hey there, so sorry to hear you are sick.. Please look after yourself.. See what happens when you gallivant in between the warm and cold weather? lol Hope you feel better soon :) love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Hi Arild another great write i just love dropping by to read your work thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Hello Arild, This is a most wonderful write. Well put together and it captured me from beginning to end. Well done dear poet.... Thank you for visiting me, feel free to come again....Smiles Lov, Shar

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 9:11:00 AM
    and your words are like music to me, Arild. wonderful poem. harry

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Hey Arild, I love that you say you feel my soul in my writes that is a huge compliment and it means the world to me. Maybe one day I will share some of them that I haven't posted just because they are too close to home ;) Love and hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Yes! Music! As a band director seeking new students, I would tell a mother - "Madame, the boy who blows a horn will never blow a safe." Of course, this is not necessarily true, but music IS a humanizing influence. So glad you enjoy your guitar and your poetry. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Arild, I have always found music in poetry. With free verse like this lovely poem, you can create your own music. Much better than being confined to a meter. Breathtaking poem! Love, Carolyn

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 3/7/2012 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I sometimes think that "free verse" should be renamed to "free hand".How many poetry forms would there be today if we didn`t have the free hand writes? Thank you so much for you lovely comments to my work dear Carolyn:) Hugs and love,Arild
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 6:04:00 AM
    Interesting work..Enjoyed reading this morn..Good luck in the contest if an entry..Thanks for stopping by..I appreciate the time spent reading and commenting about my work..The porch can be very relaxing..Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 4:44:00 AM
    Wow, this one is a gem, even though it is too long for MJF's contest, I am glad you posted it.. Really enjoyed it Arild and good on you for proving old grumpy wrong :) love and hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 1:33:00 AM
    well, it's stills wonderful! always a pleasure to hear a poet sings like you Arild

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 12:48:00 AM
    you bring the poetic tunes to melodic heights, arild... a fine work; go and post, who knows... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 10:39:00 PM
    you lucky guy, growing up by a beach. Let me read this poem now. wow, I really love how you likened music to words. So fitting since poetry and music are both such wondrous forms of art. This is a really great way to do that contest of Michael's. I really like it, Arild!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 3:58:00 PM
    Arild a unique composition of great depth of who u are luv.. Michael will totally relate as he is a musician also ... creative beyond words can say ..good luck in contest luv..

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Very nice poem! I can relate. Inspirational avalanche. That's some awesome stuff. Always, Laura