Andy Brookes

Gold Star - 21,498 Points (11 May 1954 / Macclesfield)

Contrapuntal - Poem by Andy Brookes

I awake to a Bach partita
ringing in my head
orbiting.
its rapid notes play seamless
blending into the morning light
like a love poem for the lonely.

Bach at his coolest
a ripple across the centuries.
leaping into the present
to fall like gentle rain.
or drift on summer air.

The notes ascend in sunrises
or a glissando of scudding clouds
a mercurial metrical metre
burrowing into the soul
inscribing the heart.

Kick starts my day

Topic(s) of this poem: music


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015



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