*A Forgotten Melody*

These strange strings
from the distance
playing silently
Like inside a mirror
full of magic
the reflection flows
from the soul’s very core
An awakening
of a memory that slept
so selfishly
under the pillow of a dream
under the blankets
of my most secret fantasy
within a shell
at the ocean’s bottom

Its task was
to keep the eyes shut
and never look up
Its task was
The desire was
One gentle touch
I could swear
I felt
through the hair
A moment
of flight
A moment of love
a forgotten melody
A moment
like a wink of the eye

For just a second
Its life was real


© Eclipse 2011

Shared for Magpie Tales
and Poets Rally

~ by Eclipse on June 16, 2011.

23 Responses to “*A Forgotten Melody*”

  1. I love music so I associate a lot of things with music. Memories start surfacing. I like your poem.

  2. I love the flow and the rhythm!

  3. My dear Eclipse, this is a magical piece of writing.
    I feel as if I want to put that shell to my ear and listen to its music. Do you think it would tell me your secrets? (smile)

    Absolutely lovely!

  4. Love the shell–both the image and in the poem.

  5. Your words took me spiralling down into the core of the shell. Beautiful.

  6. Truly beautiful like music so soulful

  7. Another beautiful piece! 🙂

  8. each and every word felt like a melody………..its lilting in its music and haunting in the feeling it awakens……………beautiful write 🙂

  9. The flow and pace of this piece add power and meaning to your well chosen words.


  10. This especially struck a deep chord with me today. Thank you.

  11. Beautiful poem. All there is woven into the spiral of a shell.

  12. very beautiful … kind of haunting …

  13. Good golly now! (That’s Texan for, WOW!) I really liked this. Very nicely done.

  14. As always it was a pleasure to read! Great work!

  15. Here at Blaga’s recommendation and glad that I came. Well done.

  16. melodies and shells, magical to read about it …

  17. hauntingly beautiful…. every words on it just like shows your deepest desire…

  18. Like inside a mirror
    full of magic

    Magical indeed…

  19. I really like the picture that goes with this poem too.

  20. Yes, even the shell had life in it once. This is so dreamy and ethereal. Lovely prose!
    Thanks for sharing one of mine on your blog 🙂

  21. its life is real
    and your words are poetic and make one feel..

    love the imagery, beautiful magpie.
    Thanks for sharing with poets rally.


  22. ‘…under the pillow of a dream’
    moments rare they seem unreal… perhaps they are

  23. Beautifully worded. I have often wanted to stay lost in the dream I was having!

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