The Song of Scattering Poems

“in the street of the sky night walks scattering poems”       E.E. Cummings

The hour late
Music floats through the
Window
Of the broken heart

The tenant downstairs
Plays the piano
I am reminded of Paris
“In the street of the sky night

Walks scattering poems”
The same stars shine in
Kyoto
As fingers touch the keys

Stars appear
On the sheet music
Instead of
Notes

A choir sings the song
Of scattering poems
The hour late
Music floats through the

Window of the broken
Heart

 

August 23, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “The Song of Scattering Poems/imaginary gardens with real toads

  1. This is lovely! ❤ I love the image of “Stars appear on the sheet music instead of notes.” I can sense the underlying pain and hidden tapestry of memories in these lines.

  2. One of my favourites of yours, my friend. I especially love music floating through windows of the broken heart, and the fact the same stars shine in Kyoto. LOVED this!

  3. I think there has to be a ‘Song of Scattering Poems’, Annell, the white noise we hear in the middle of the night, perhaps. But I love the music that:
    ‘floats through the
    Window
    Of the broken heart’
    and reminds one of Paris. It’s also comforting to know that the same stars shine in Kyoto’ and I love this image:
    ‘Stars appear
    On the sheet music
    Instead of
    Notes’.

  4. stares appearing on sheet music… or the stars in the sky become music. Either way what a gorgeous piece. I like the idea of “The same stars shine in
    Kyoto
    As fingers touch the keys

  5. There is so much sadness in the beautiful poem Annell but the night is so adept at nudging us in the ribs and saying “You remember don’t you?”

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