Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dining on a Song









No reservations for fine dining on a song
So "if music be the food of love- play on"
and on, with melodies and harmonies
best served upon the ivories, of Steinway.
And Stradivarius Strings.
The opening prelude whets my appetite.
Mere foreplay, awakening the senses
to a most opulent and extravagant entree.


interlude


To conclude, the final suite. A rich
crescendo honed with honey,
so light, as with wings, it takes flight.
The sweet aroma rising to the Heavens,
falling softly upon the ears of a God,
who gives His nod of approval from
the balcony.

This, is soul food. How it savours the
senses with internal applause.
Play it loud I say.

FORTE!


Posted for Sunday Scribblings and One Shot Wednesday

*Thanks to Shakespeare for the 2nd line*

21 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Music certainly is soul food. Very nicely done.

eveningstarjilly said...

I love your whole metaphor of music as food.
Kate

oldegg said...

I particularly liked the alliteration of "honed with honey"

Bravo indeed.

wordsasunder said...

Well written. I too like alliterations and they are here in ample abundance. Like. :)

Geraldine said...

A feast for the soul indeed!

Forgetfulone said...

That was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Absolutely wonderful and I loved
'How it savours the
senses with internal applause'
Beautiful!

Old Altonian said...

Your Soul food must be similar, perhaps, to Sting's 'Soul Cake'. Lovely poem!

Lilibeth said...

Oh I love this kind of dining. Music so rich and calorie free and worthy of God's nod of approval. Great images here.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i like the interlude...and as we play our lives my prayer is that it is sweet music...

cianphelan said...

Good metaphor, and in whole quite true - there is no food so sweet and stirring as the music. It adds that spice and vivid extra texture to life!

dustus said...

Nice mix of literary and music reference from 12th Night to instrument names. A well done symphonic, metaphorical poem for a most enjoyable aspect to life.

lori said...

Your choice of words is rich and descriptive. Music is a great source of inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing :)

Charlie Parant said...

very nicely done, Elaine...now I'm hungry for some soul food.

Olivia said...

very well sung- play on I say.. :)
Hugs xx

Luke said...

you play poem-length the musical/food metaphor well here. Esp like the

interlude

Gaurang Rao said...

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Jingle said...

dine on music, wow, what a divine thought,
you rock.

welcome to JP!
A++

fiveloaf said...

nice.. here's my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/cheesecake/

Gloria said...

Beautiful! I can almost hear the melody...soul food indeed. Love it!

moodynightingale said...

This is beautiful...so soothing, too :)

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