Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Small Songs ~

Some songs are silver cymbals 
and some are jeweled lutes 
some are elfins dancing 
and some are magic flutes - 
       Bird songs! Fire-tipped harmonies 
       flame across far centuries
Some songs are bright wings glancing 
by leaf-hid waterfalls 
and others, eyes entrancing - 
some are laughing calls 
        across strange space where starlight     
        streams go, little songs that bear our dreams 
Some songs are flame-born whisperings 
poets have spoken of - 
but all are the time-harp strings 
that God has struck - for Love 
       such charm and cheer came not by    
       chance -
God too, loves rhythm and romance - 

photo was taken in San Francisco 
a place that always adds 
'a small song to my heart' 

48 comments:

  1. ah, and i like rhythm and romance as well...smiles
    there is a nice jaunty, happy rhythm in this...you def have the song
    in your heart...and pen..

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    1. Hi Brian
      Where would we be without 'the rhythm and romance"?
      It makes my life a song.

      Smiles, thank you so much!

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  2. Margie, your poem is a beautiful pick-me-up for me this morning. Thanks for sharing and for leaving a comment on my blog.

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    1. Faye,
      I am so glad my poem was that for you.
      Thank you!

      I hope your son is doing better, I have him in my prayers.

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  3. Such a beautiful, upbeat poem, dear Margie, and the lovely photo goes perfectly with it!

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  4. i lost myself in the verses,thanks for sharing...

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    1. Tolga
      A warm welcome to my blog and thank you for the comment.
      I like that 'you got lost' in my verses.
      That is a nice compliment.

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  5. Hi Margie! Oh yes, he loves it all. He loves all he created, even rhythm. And you are so tuned into that and make it your own in verse. What a wonderful gift that you share. We all celebrate the rhythm and romance in your writing!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      Many thanks for the kind words.

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  6. Very beautiful Margie. I love the line "God too, loves rhythm and romance".

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    1. Joyful,
      I appreciate the lovely comment.
      Thanks very much.

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  7. Poem got several readings here. And yes, birdsong coming thru the window! Photo is great too --and familiar. I think the TransAmerica Pyramid from that angle puts you on Washington St., near the cable car museum.

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    1. Hi Geo
      How nice on the several readings, I like that.
      Thank you.

      And that is exactly where I am in the photo.
      Love that city and hope to go back soon.

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  8. Lovely poem. San Francisco is a beautiful place :)

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    1. Thanks very much, ayala.
      San Francisco is really beautiful, one of my favorite places.

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  9. you are a well traveled wordsmith my dear.. beautiful ... birdsongs.. xoxo

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    1. Cat,
      thanks dear lady, you brought a smile to my face.
      xoxo

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  10. How long it has been since I've visited San Francisco! I love your poem, so elegant of full of music with words that sing!

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    1. Lisa,
      I hope to go back to San Francisco in the fall.
      Thanks for the kind words on my poem, I truly appreciate them.

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  11. How beautiful, Margie. And San Francisco is a place I'd love to visit one day. My brother has been, and he loved it!

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    1. Many thanks, Martha.
      You would love San Francisco, it's beautiful :)



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  12. Oh angel that poem is just heavenly how can you come up with such beauty and whimsy, it's enchanting, and you look so pretty and \ love San Francisco,this is pure gold!!!!!!

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    1. Lorraine,
      Your sweet comment made me feel all happy.
      Thanks dear.
      xo

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  13. I have to go read it again, you've outdone yourself, this is magical....

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    1. Reading it for a 2nd time, that brought a big smile
      Thank you so much

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  14. and ps the only reason I' m not first is because I post and view all posts at 3h00 am and I don't go back until the next morning, can't help it....

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    1. If you are first or last , seeing you here always makes me smile
      Smiles and lots of love

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  15. You have magic in your hands. You have written very beautiful poem!

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    1. Many, many thanks Weekend-Windup
      So kind of you.

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  16. Oh such beautiful words, dear Margie...such a stunning picture!
    This is simply divine.:)

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      You are a dear to call my poem divine (I love that word)
      Thanks so much

      Hugs back
      xxx

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  17. You had my attention at

    Some songs are silver cymbals
    and some are jeweled lutes
    some are elfins dancing
    and some are magic flutes -

    wow, this poem is great and magcal and... love it.

    I love San Francisco also, go there to visit my oldest who lives in Mill Valley. Love the photo.

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    1. Hi Sandy
      How kind of you to say my poem is great and magical
      Thanks so much .

      San Francisco is a place I love, like you :)

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  18. Margie: This is one of your best posts. I've always wanted to visit San Francisco.

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    1. Thanks very much, Michael for the kind words.
      They mean a great deal to me.

      You should go visit San Francisco.

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  19. San Francisco is one city I have to visit one day. I know that. Maybe after my visit I will discover my "singing voice". :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London
      I bet you could 'sing' there very well.
      It's a great city, go see it and you will love it, I promise.

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado .



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  20. The line:
    "some songs are flame-born whisperings"
    is poignant and touches me deeply. A lovely image.

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    1. Hi Carol
      I am glad to know that line touched you deeply.
      Thanks so much for the visit and kind words.

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  21. This is lovely, Margie. Wonderful images in this one.

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    1. I appreciate the kind words, thank you very much, Daisy.

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  22. Very beautiful and happy, Margie...you are so talented!!! I leave here smiling :)

    Big Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      I am happy you left smiling.
      I smiled at your thoughtful comment.
      Many thanks.

      Big Hugs back
      xoxo

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  23. Boa tarde,
    A harpa do tempo adiciona sempre, boas e lindas canções de amor no seu coração.
    Tenha um dia feliz
    ag

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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  24. Antonio
    Thanks for visiting and comment.
    It is much appreciated.

    Wishing you a happy day as well.

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  25. I wish I could express things the way you do.....beautifully penned as always...enjoy your time in SFO :-)........I went there last month..loved it so much..

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  26. Margie, you have such a way with words! Truly beautiful my friend ;o) Love the picture ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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