perfect pitch

i was standing near a window
sipping my morning coffee
and it suddenly dawned on me

do you know why rainy strings sound
so clear, in perfect harmony,
no single false note in the chords?

take a look at this old basswood
its vibrant delicate twigs
work like note-perfect tuning forks

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2017

from the heaven of my heart

the universe will end
not when ursa major
does break its toilworn spine
not when the firmament
does crack like an old stein
not when stars like stale grapes
do slough from a skyey vine

the universe will end
not when craters of the moon
do fill with turbid moonshine
not when the sweet milky way
does taste like toxic brine
not when drunk neptune
does lose his trident’s molar tine

the universe will end
that day when your loving hand
does leave mine

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2017