Dusk is so sexy
with no set time of day
It’s when people come out
to party and play
as the guitar man starts to strum
people sway to the beat of the drums
and let the sweet peal of the sax
move them on into the night
under the bright neon light.
I love this seductive time
but under a different dusk
with different music
that I feel in my bones
with a slow rising moon
I listen to tree frogs croon
an old coyote howls
he’s hungry and on the prowl
even sometimes an occasional owl
it’s sweet music to my ears.
Then dark comes on full bore
becomes so still
throw a couple of logs on the fire
let those flames flare up
turn on some late night tunes
pull my baby in tight
dance ever so close
let those flames flare up
my baby nibbles as she whispers
“Honey, I love you”
it’s soul music to my ears.
© D.B. Hall
Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”
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Preface . . .
There is a human language that encompasses the globe, regardless of race, color, creed or country. Much the same way as laughter or tears, or any of our human emotions. When we see someone laugh, there is a universal language that is communicated by all of us. We know they are happy. Just as when we see someone crying, it is generally accepted to mean they are, most likely, sad. However, the language I am referring to goes beyond the sight of emotions, and runs deeper than the tear streaked lines of a sad face. I am speaking of a language that can penetrate to the deepest depths of the human psyche, it can be felt in the beating of our hearts and it can leave us soaring among our dreams.
This universal language is music.
Upon these waves of sound we can find our spirits lifted to the heavens, we can feel the beats and the rhythms in our beings and we are moved by the vibrations. We may become lost in a memory or a moment of time may be singled out by the distinct patterns and oscillations of a melody. We may gather by the thousands to listen to this music together or we may be alone in our rooms, or be dancing with our friends or cuddling with our love, but the universal language of music expands human communication beyond the normal realm. It propels us into the wavelengths of our souls, and it is there that we become in tune, we find our harmonies, and we recognize that there is a true power in music.
The poetry included in this book seeks to capture that essence and tap into that power. These are the lines of communication opened and inspired by the universal language called music.
Christopher Allen Breidinger, Author
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