#1522 Bartolome Estaban Murillo 1617-1682 Die Wurfelspieler

#1522   Bartolome Estaban Murillo  1617-1682  Die Wurfelspieler

August 21, 2013 – Lady Day (a sonnet, sort of)

I could listen to Lady Day
sing – all night long –
those blue minor chords that
don’t quite seem to fit
except for their perfection;
those flat notes that fall so
softly from her lips, like
manna, to our awaiting souls –
like dew, early, early
before sunrise…
I could listen to those
old songs all night long –
“Bend your branches down –
along the ground – and cover me.”

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian and archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and former naval officer.

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