Monday, January 30, 2012

Man x Guitar

a lonely guitar
a lonely soul 
create harmonies 
as powerful as 
steel strings
catching lightning 
this is love 
passion affirmed 
with every strum of a chord 
morning walks 
with ol' no name 
around my back 
swingin'  




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27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yeah man i feel you..there is just something about letting your fingers dance those frets and just letting it wail...ok it wails in my hands...some people can make it really weep...maybe it is those that hear that it makes wail...lol....

Claudia said...

steel strings can catch lightning for sure...love esp. e guitars...they make me shiver...

mrs mediocrity said...

this makes me smile. yes.

Louise said...

"this is love.." Sigh...wish I could make my guitar sing...still learning ;)

Heaven said...

I like that passion affirming and flowing out your fingertips ~

lindakruschke said...

Wonderful poem! I love the electric guitar, though I can't play. Closest I get is Guitar Hero, and that's not as close as you get with this poem. Peace, Linda

Stuart McPherson said...

This is great. Totally reminded me of the blues - like a blues an walking down the road with an old friend on his back. Great imagery and captured the essence of music - the passion and how it speaks only to you in a way no one else will hear or understand

Robert Gibson said...

Love for this piece is "as powerful as
steel strings
catching lightning" :D

Awesome imagery dude. Love it!

Arron Shilling said...

pitch perfect - a nugget - breaking teeth! :D

Uneven Stephen said...

Very nice. I need to pick my guitar up again. To say I am rusty is an understatement. I really like the ending lines:

"morning walks
with ol' no name
around my back
swingin'"

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Big smile for your big talent!

phoenixofthelinnet said...

'Steel strings catching the lightning' just lovely concise peice!

My father took many walks on his old acoustic, and still does on his now bass guitar.

Thanks for sharing :)

Mark Windham said...

I long for some kind of musical talent...just not there. But I do love to listen.

ayala said...

Nice and sweet!

Divalounger said...

Nice to be able to carry your instrument with you! Loved this piece--

@AudreyHowitt

Ravenblack said...

Really nice. Now I wish I could hear the tunes this man plays on his guitar. :)

Beachanny said...

Wow Anthony - Love the way your work is maturing. Each read of yours I feel you getting tighter, more focused, zoning in on the emotion that you feel, the image you want to portray, the "unnamed" that lies between. Of course, modern music equates with the guitar and the guitar is the instrument of passion. The electric just sent out the sounds of its nervous system! Excellent sir.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I like this!

Jerry said...

We have a house full of musicians. My son made a guitar rack that sits loaded with a half dozen lonely guitars until they come and grab one. Ah, the power of strings! Of Love!...

~L said...

ugh... the love of music! this was amazing!!!! first smile all day:)


from a love of music;)
~L

Patricia said...

cool. love the harmonies... steel strings catching lightning.

Caty said...

I can't make a guitar sing, but I love listening to someone who can!

aidz said...

This slips into my groove and tingles my spine...sweet scribe

everedwater said...

Wow, how beautiful is this! So glad I stopped by~

Eve

Semaphore said...

That affinity is why people name their instruments, isn't it? I have a Yamaha RGX A2, and she is my mistress, when away from my muse.

Bianca said...

Yes, I love music and know the effect it has on me. Lovely!

Anthony said...

Great post/photo...and great blog.