Harmony

if a smile was tethered to sounds

   tell me what you might hear

the music begins as lips curl

euphonious lover, gather me near

at first morning sight

a flood of adagio Vivaldi strings

by quivering frail light

a sultry songstress now sings

lips brush honeyed lips

glissando echoes, our fingertips

when our flawed bodies fold

wrapping, moistened layers of heat

an urgent rhythm pounds

to frenzied tango beat

afterward, when the melodies have ended

we mingle, nameless needs attended

in post orchestral contentment we lay

satiated, scherzando

dulcet smiles throughout this day

115 thoughts on “Harmony”

      1. Oh I did.. The Harmony reaches every part of the globe, your entrancing tune finds many souls dancing 💛💛💛 I had to read it again and I must say you’re definitely one of the most skilled writers I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing… I don’t know how you write, but I’m glad you do… I’m not your only fan in my household. Garg family loves your poems 😉😏😊 hehe

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      2. Isha, do you know if I stopped writing tomorrow I would be truly content…. after reading this incredible comment!
        Wow….
        I’m in danger of levitating so should at least sit outside so that when I take off I won’t slam my bewildered head on the ceiling.

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      3. I also cannot believe you share my writing with your family! Let me wave and greet them!! You are a special soul … I can’t stop smiling when we converse (and when I doodle peruse!) ❤️🤩

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      4. Ah I didn’t need to share.. They love your comments on my blog and then read yours, and of course, instantly became your fans ❤ It was a treat for a family of readers and poetry lovers!

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      5. Haha please please do not stop writing… You may be contented but your readers wouldn’t know greater discontent! You scared me for a moment there!
        And as for levitating, you may.. To Cloud 9… And this time, I’ll bring snacks 😉😏😊

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  1. An intoxicating warm breeze drifts through your words Diana, words that are almost sentient in the way they first lure, then capture you, and finally render you a hopeless supplicant before the altar of desires.

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    1. Somewhere there is a journal in my mind for comments that are are both eloquent and convey a heart warming message. You Sir Nigel, have multiple entries in that journal! So grateful when you read me ❤

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  2. I don’t know if you listen to Rachmaninov, but if you don’t, you should. His piano concertos have been described as “aural sex” by musicologists. Try Piano Concerto No. 3…

    On another note, how about this synchronicity: just before reading your poem I awoke from a dream in which I was playing Vivaldi on my violin. Not an adagio, but still:)

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    1. 🙂 So much to say about your comment …! You play violin ❤ Be still my racing heart … how wonderful.
      I listen to such varied music: a little classical; Oskar Schuster, achingly beautiful singers like Aldous Harding and Agnes Obel.
      At at your urging, I shall listen to the Rachmaninov PC No. 3 …. I have watched Khatia Buniatishvili play him before (both aural and visually titillating) and I'm sure it will really be something ❤
      Thank you!!

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    2. Update …. a few hours later. Goodness, are you ever right about that Piano Concert: the rhythmic crescendo, the sweetest music afterward. Fabulous!!

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    1. Haha Nitin, you are your cigarettes! Don’t you know that in my country cigarettes now are the epitome of uncool, and leave a dank odour to the mouth making it almost unkissable lol. Stained fingertips are far better covered in melted chocolate 🙂

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      1. When the nightly owl goes Trudeau Trudeau, I guess it’s true enough, deau, I think the Marlboro Man stands. And if I replace him, it’s better to shift to a better habit – Cigars like Jack Nicholson says. But there will come a time, a time for a… well you enough Prufrock. And melted chocolate. Um. I could get used to it. But I won’t. You know me. Did you write a poem without symbolism then, or with subtle symbolism hinting at something else entirely? I don’t go beyond the Lacanian view that the subconscious is structured like a language. Very neo-Freudian and saucy I guess. Still, jokes aside, elegant as always. I like the distant grace between the writing and the reader. It’s a unique quality of yours. A different shade of jazz. Maybe a little GoGo Penguin. Not the traditional in your face bebop.

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      2. Oh my gosh, you know I don’t say it often enough (well sometimes I just think it) but your comments are erudite, funny and …. I’m completely fortunate to receive them!

        I shall allow you perhaps a cigarello but only if you are wearing a Panama hat a la Hemingway my friend. I’ll just sit in the corner eating my Swiss chocolate and marveling at your opinions of me 🙂

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      3. He bleeds a little too much on the page. But then again, I might end up becoming a red (silly pun, but he does use the exact word) because of the direction my country is taking. A Tolkien pipe and perhaps the smoothest whiskey? I’ll settle for the cigarello and the hat if you dissect my latest piece. I’m a little proud of it. Just don’t ask me what opened the doors of perception! And what are you going to be eating? Lindt Chilly has this unique flavour to it. And like I told you once, you and another writer are the two I think are very knowledgable. There was another I admired for extremely high emotional intelligence, but that person quit writing four years ago.

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      4. We may have met. I like a little cold with my copious plethora of… well, that’s another discussion for another time. But hell (or heaven) opposites attract.

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    1. Oh, I do think we are related; or at least our minds are windchimes resonating. For it was the intejection of the music terms that excited me the most when I was writing this. I could have used even more but realised that might become a little tired very quickly!
      Thanks so much, sweet lady. You are anything but silent and I enjoy you immensely.

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      1. Tinkle, ding, ding….
        Now I’m awash with thoughts of you shimmering to a warm Aegean breeze. Lucky you.
        My chimes are frozen by the Canadian cool.

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      2. Brrr. There goes my idyllic summer vision, crashing in flames. Warm flames, so worth it 😊🌹
        And as I type, the sun peaks out … I think we may well have made this happen 😌 ☀️

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      3. No no, this is not the Greece of international post-card fame! Next you shall tell me you cross country ski to your work! 😉
        My sister is married to a man named Yannis so you would think my general knowledge of your country would be better. But he is from a small, sun drenched isle…

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      4. Would it be shocking to hear that I placed a helmet on my head as I was sure that your next comment would cause be to fall backward in shock … haha!
        I truly enjoy learning such facts from you … I am researching “ski holidays in Greece” on Google if you’d like to come for some snow shoeing 😉

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      5. Oh I’m the one who takes a twenty minute jaunt, snaps a few pics to acknowledge “I was here” then races indoors to enjoy a mug of premium hot chocolate 😉 A true intrepid adventurer!

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      6. At least you try for twenty minutes! I wouldn’t even do that. The hot chocolate though is another story. I’d drink it while reading a book, and let others break their bones on the mountain slopes.

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      7. The great news is that excess hot chocolate leads to extra padding thus reducing the risk of bone fractures hehe! We all need a little winter cushioning 😌 I do like your book reading scenario though …

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  3. That smile of satiated is what we long for and that is the very smile which always ask us to look back and contemplate our loss in life as we are far ahead on tide of time…..

    such a peaceful piece, romantically ingrained and innocently gesticulated….

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    1. Yes, there is a tendency to look back and reminisce. And sometimes we think to the future and hope happiness lives there, and we strive for it.
      Yet the best advice is living in the now, with mindful attention to the seconds we inhabit. To uncover the joy in oneself one must dismantle the obstacles that prevent self love….

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      1. I just saw all your lovely comments on my posts. I’m humbled that you appreciate my work. I now look for to your appreciation..is very motivating! Thank you😊

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    1. Anyone who loves my helmet is immediately given access into my secret society of cool bloggers. (SSCB 😉 shhhh)
      Thanks SOOO much for the nomination….
      no here’s my polite excuse..
      I have to covertly reveal that my blog is an award free zone… largely because I was too shy initially, now feel I cannot start as I declined before and do not want to insult those who nominated me in the past. See my dilemma! 😊
      But I’m sorry this time because it’s a lovely way to learn snippets about a new friend/writer whom you admire and brings a smile with every interaction … 😌
      I’m off to comment on your blog now!

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      1. I’ll hold you to that! I visited a fellow friend, blogger in France in December and we shared wine, friendship and laughter. It was wonderful 🙂
        And if you buy me one … I will then buy you one, and the cycle repeats and the next thing we forget who’s buying lol

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  4. My! My! My! Heavenly voices, drums played underwater, and the strings rubbed as I find myself on a string. who needs the crackling of a fire, when these volcano of words erupt and passion is spilled, and no one is saying oops. A sigh and a smile! Wonderful! Wonderful! Pleasantly Pleasing!

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    1. Drums playing underwater!! That is indeed the sound of my quickening heart rate when I read your wonderful comments. They are sweet entertainment themselves for my eyes… all it takes is for me to see your name on my notifications and I start grinning…
      And lest I forget, two words….thank you !! 🙂

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      1. Lady Di, you sure know how to ignite a euphoric feeling that demands a smile. Now I race to see what goodies you will pull out the bag. I have not been disappointed. So with pleasure I send a thank you and welcome hug.

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    1. Really beautiful words… really!
      Knowing that you are reading, and truly immersing yourself in my words is quite incredulous to me. I don’t for a moment take your attention for granted … it’s a blessing and I am so grateful for you 🙂

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  5. You just made my soul smile and it synchronised with the rhythm of my heart. A harmony indeed; a pure song of a forgotten memory appeared on my lips! Stupendously! ❤

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    1. How breathtaking your words are in response to my own!
      What a special soul you are D – I’m filled with warmth reading you and knowing you 🌹🌹❤️

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