“The Song Within” — a poem by Michael Keshigian

February 10th, 2019

 

 

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The Song Within

It is the silent song
inside his head
inside his heart
inside his ear,
a song with pitch,
and timbre,
electrical currents
in melodious form
which guide him,
the song of experience
to which he listens,
regarding layers of living,
the deepest song
the buried song
which sings his life,
intones his decisions,
chants his perspectives,
soothes his wounds,
his losses,
the hushed song
only he can hear,
a song which resonates
when life
challenges his convictions
he will lend an ear,
to convince his mind
or open his heart
and heed the lyrics
beyond denial.

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Michael Keshigian’s eleventh poetry collection, Inexplicable was released in November, 2016 by Black Poppy Review. Other published books and chapbooks:Beyond,Dark Edges,Eagle’s Perch,Wildflowers,Jazz Face, Warm Summer Memories, Silent Poems, Seeking Solace, Dwindling Knight, Translucent View. Published in numerous national and international journals, he is a 6- time Pushcart Prize and 2-time Best Of The Net nominee. His poetry cycle,Lunar Images, set for Clarinet, Piano, Narrator, was premiered at Del Mar College in Texas. Subsequent performances occurred in Boston (Berklee College) and Moleto, Italy.  .Winter Moon, a poem set for Soprano and Piano, premiered in Boston.(michaelkeshigian.com).

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