audible

Sometimes words are just music themselves.

Like “Strawberry” is a very musical sounding word to me. “Dandelion” is another.

I like “Honeysuckle” and “Hurricane,” too. And “Hallelujah.”

Standing on the edge of the vowel forest, I also encounter:

A blossoming almond tree.

The thicket grown loud with nightingales.

Skin and heart. Bed. House. Heartbreak (and with it, the tentative hope for happiness).

And a cloud of starlings.

Sometimes I think that my main instrument is idiom, my voice is just a dialect, and my actual purpose as a songwriter is simply to report on the human heart in the most musical of observational terms.

To make the notes audible in the key of English.

6 thoughts on “audible”

  1. “A cloud of starlings…” Wow, I like this a lot. It makes me feel happy. Keep going. There is a great sentiment in these words. It made me think about my own songs and why I write them. And I agree, there is purpose. Thanks for connecting. Nice work my friend.

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