Jul 29, 2014

Metaphorical

Published on Marianne Szlyk's "The song is...." blog, at http://thesongis.blogspot.com.

D.C. Poetry Project member Avis D. Matthews brings us into the present with "Metaphorical," a poem inspired by Lori Williams.  Avis introduces Lori here as "a local jazz vocalist who's star has been steadily rising for several years. Every time I hear her live and on recordings I am impressed with the purity and authenticity with which she sings this genre."

Metaphorical
The song is
a Pacific wave
when Lori sings it –
robust,
graceful,
high and climbing,
screaming freedom.
Dancing,
flying/flowing,
catching light:
sunray,
moonbeam,
shimmering,
shimmying,
spinning,
sparkling blue,
so blue.
Swirling,
soaring/cresting
to a
soul eclipse,
to a
cool-warm glide,
to a
daybreak stretch,
to a
healing within.
-- 
Avis D. Matthews
copyright 2014 
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