Etude in the Key of You (1) James WF Roberts © 2013


 

Etude in the Key of You (1)
James WF Roberts
© 2013

 

What song would we be
if I gave you a pen and manuscript?
could you write our score? Our tempo?
our timing? Our depth—instrument our touch
describe our feelings—find the hidden depth
within—within—within whatever we are?

 

What are we now?
am I the quaver to your semibreve?
the chord and the octave?
the harmonic and the discordant?
am I your melody?
Or just your counter-point?
allegro non-molto troppo.
dolce. Are we both minuets
just dancing a stately waltz around
our past and our future?

 

Juxtaposed forwards—backwards
stately pavane holding our hands together
but our bodies separate…

 

What song do you hear when we
lie together?
what images flash before your eyes?
I hear Led Zepplin when we kiss
I feel like I’m David Bowie when we fuck
floating through The Doors of Perception as
fall, euphorically through light and rain
night and fog—last of the lost encounters
we fall aimlessly into each other’s arms
over and over and over again…

 

 

 

 

 

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About jameswfrobertsdapoet

Emerging Poet and Writer. From Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. I present a show called Crazy Talk/Word Berserk, on www.phoenixfm.org.because I believe in what Phoenix has to offer. No where else will you get the diversity of Gospel, Country music shows, Koori themed shows and Poetry and Experimental music? My father, Bryan did a show on 3CCC in the 1980’s called the Keyboard Hour for a bout 8 years, until he died. That is partly why I joined Phoenix but mainly it’s because of the diversity we offer people and also I really do feel that we are an important vehicle, an important voice for the Community at Large. My interests are Poetry, Literature, Music, Movies, Cultural Awareness and Philosophical pursuits. My show is basically a Late Night Radio Show for Artists, Poets, Musicians and Creative Thinkers of all types to come and inform, enjoy, entertain and inspire each other. So join me and my guests from the local Artistic Community to be inspired, to be entertained and informed
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