Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,178 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Interlocking Stars - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Music is written down in staves,5 parallel,
equally-spaced, horizontal lines indicting
the path for every voice and instrument to
flow in seemingly chronological sequence

Yet as the music plays the notes form a
hologram - 3-dimensional spirals moving
outwards from a central point - interlocking
stars falling from the sky in a rain of sparks

Lassoes made of notes are thrown and twirl
together forming images behind my eyes as
if a circus artiste is spinning plates on sticks
which all turn together simultaneously in 3-D

Confusing the audience, the whole orchestral
piece spreading outwards from its beginning
creating a whole new universe in melody thus
music is divine, creation is said to start with a

Central chord and maybe this is what Thomas
Otten is conveying in his swirling, mesmerising
melodies in such sweet, clear tones – beware –
you may not want to return to earth again…

Comments about Interlocking Stars by Margaret Alice Second

  • Gajanan Mishra (11/5/2013 6:37:00 AM)

    return to earth again, good write, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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