Maya Hanson

Music Cannon - Poem by Maya Hanson

A melody
aims its rays
through a kaleidoscope
into her ear,
shoots them through
a music cannon
to travel the stars
in her eyes

to tremble
in her bones,
chill her heart
to its core.

She tilts her head back,
closes her eyes
but my eyes stay open
I can’t stop gazing
through her
to the piano
she’s playing in her head

And I want to whisper
through her tunnel of
so she’ll hear…

Let the shiver
fill you up,
ache for someone
you’ve never met

And when you feel
the music tingling
in your hands
throw it out
to the world,
shoot it through
your music cannon

and sing
with all of your
soul but
stay right here
by the edge of the water,
keep your eyes closed

and in your head
kiss to the beat
of the music.

So that when you open them
the light floods in
and you
see me for what I am,
framed by the music

and when you wake up
it will become

“Hey, ”
I whisper
standing above that
smile that could
light up the world,
“that was me
playing the duet
with you
in your head.”

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, love, music

Comments about Music Cannon by Maya Hanson

  • Souren Mondal (11/16/2015 9:52:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem Maya.. Loved the last lines.. Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2015

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