Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 87,958 Points (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

Nature And Music - Poem by Daniel Brick

CARRE (1959-60) by Karlheinz Stockhausen

The tension in this music tightened
my nerves, raised waiting to an act
of will, then a long exhale released
feelings bottled up too long.

As feelings rushed out of me,
they left behind an opened space,
and purest thoughts occupied
its emptiness, made it pregnant

with a new self fashioning an identity
with shreds and patches, of soil
and fallen leaves, of seeds nourished
by rainwater, all these things

natural and beautiful: an expanding mesh
of meanings, threading together
disparate things, making a whole cloth
available whenever it is needed, during

a long afternoon, or a brief morning,
or a never forgotten night, or anytime
of glittering possibilities. Was I not
promised as much as my birthright?

Was this existence not given to me
even before earth replaced the womb?
All that was required of me was that
first gulp of air upon being delivered.

Multiply such experiences a hundredfold
and the truth will be no truer: we live
in Nature and through Music, body and soul
animated by Nature, made trancendent by Music.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, music


Comments about Nature And Music by Daniel Brick

  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (1/18/2017 12:37:00 AM)

    Here you have established life's in alienable connection with music and Nature! As everything is proportionately blended in Nature to make it congenial for life to flourish, disparate things are threaded together to make them meaningful and rendered musically to make life more enjoyable. From the moment we are out of the mother's womb, we begin to experience the inviolable connection with Nature and sees music enlivening our lives, touching our hearts and our souls and we feel so lost and enslaved in this magic of rhapsody! In this poem, I can feel your intense passion for Nature and music... as is natural to any poet or votary of arts! There is an ease and flow of thoughts like the gliding of a stream from a slightly elevated plane to the level grounds! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/17/2017 1:30:00 PM)

    Released! ! Nature. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (1/3/2017 1:43:00 PM)

    This is a truly inspired poem Daniel! I FEEL what you feel as I read and as I imagine great works of music that make my spirit sail that bring us back to origins and the energies that instill life everywhere in everything. That is what music does, that is what great art does. I love the way you crafted this poem. The imagery and evocative nature of the words ignites all senses in your telling. Your words flow beautifully with near rhymes and slight rhythms that flow ever so gently along the page. This will be a favorite and I hope this goes in the collection. Sigh. Oh...and the expanding mesh of meanings reference works so well for me. In a world where we're always reducing everything down, music does the opposite...love that. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 21, 2017


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