~Music in My Heart~

What is it about music…
that touches the soul…
frees long-buried memories…
whips the emotions
into a frothy, foamy delight?

Why does Debussy’s ‘Premiere Arabesque’
cause one to trip lightly on the edge…
hovering… pausing… climbing…
a floating orgasm of sheer joy?

How does Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’
compel the heart to
thunder with desire
and exquisite anticipation…
become silent with
regret and anguish?

Miss Etta James tells us
she would rather go blind…
than watch her man
walk away from her
Would she?
Oh, yes…
those words… so raw…
the depth of emotion
in every breath…
Yes, I believe she would

Can you listen to
Ronnie Spector
belt out ‘Be My Baby’
without moving?
Would your legs remain still?
Can you will your hips NOT
to sway and swing
this way and that?
Or would you give in
to the urge?
Submit to the rhythm?

Could you possibly
listen to
‘Magical Mystery Tour’
without wanting to
smoke a joint?
Just ease on in
and allow it to
‘take you away’?

Does Lennon’s
bring you to
your knees?
Do you become lost
in his words of hope
and bewitching melody?

Do you long to sing
‘I Will Always Love You’
side by side
with Whitney Houston?
Can you see yourself
sharing the stage with
such a lovely lady?

Music is in the air…
Music is in our hearts,
our souls
Music is all around

Reach out…
touch it…
embrace it…
feel it…

Let it carry you
to heaven
and back


About Icinia

Icinia McIntosh has been writing all of her life. One of her cherished childhood memories is the feeling of absolute joy derived from writing a story...not only the sheer pleasure of putting thoughts on paper, but the knowledge that her words would be read, and enjoyed, by others was intoxicating indeed. Today, Icinia writes mostly poetry, with the occasional foray into the realm of short stories. Icinia McIntosh was born and raised in Canada and still makes her home there.
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