B.B. Lee

Dirge - Poem by B.B. Lee

On a warm summer night in june
through the air I heard a tearful tune
the sweet sound of a guitar crying
shedding tears for the dead and the dying

Across the water the sweet sound arose
words of requiem and beautiful prose
sad words sung for the dearly departed
sung so sad for all brokenhearted

Alive and well to tell the tale
the sounds I heard as I set sail
within the winds, within the breeze
a song so sad yet sung with ease

The sounds I heard that summer night
sailing alone in the mystic moonlight
sounds so sad, I tell you now
teardrops fell, upon the bow

On a river so calm, music abound
within myself, I felt the sound
music so sad, sad but sweet
sailing alone to that sad sounding beat.

© 2007, B.B.LEE

Topic(s) of this poem: sad

Comments about Dirge by B.B. Lee

  • (7/13/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    It's been a while since I saw this poem, which was kept in my mind. I am musician; while I was working on some new tune, this poem went back into my mind, the result is a sweet mixture of poetry and music.

    http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=0tkMhztVJ04

    To Mr. Lee: Thank you for creating such a poem, I hope u like my work on it aswell.
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  • (4/2/2007 1:00:00 PM)

    I see this is your first poem posted on poemhunter...so congratulations, and welcome. I really enjoyed this one...it has lovely flow to it, although sadness weeps through.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 19, 2017

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