The songs in The Underground Opera are
a little bit hard to hear, at first.
In the slippage of days, long run on the stage, moms’
minor key melodies and those of their raggle-tag
kids jostle with horns through thin walls, the jangle of
fast-moving cars, the clamour of claptrap critics.
But the hero’s words are clear:
his song splits open the air.
4 Replies to “Heard Music”
njoyed the play of sound, the sibilants contrasting the hard k sounds and reflecting the nature of those sounds at the same time.
Thank you, Carol,
I’m humbled that you’ve taken the time to read this poem, and that you ‘heard’ it!! What fun!!
Once again you have
juxtaposed me into a
new view of chronology.
Hi Marilyn, That’s wonderful! And, as always, you’re very kind to put your response into words here.