Albert Ralph

Poetess (An Honest Song) - Poem by Albert Ralph

POETESS (An Honest Song)

This song was written for Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.
I was a big fan of their early music.
We went to see them play the night before this song was written.
John Cougar (before the Mellencamp) opened up for them.
Inspired by the music and lyrics of early Heart.
This is one of the songs I ALMOST ALWAYS play a snippet of, whenever I pick up a guitar.
The open ringing harmonic chords, and searching bass line.
August 30,1982


Floating down on the rippling waters,
Softlight fingers on bright steel strings.
Casdades of silken ribbon
Ruby red, and life green dreams.
Sweet dew and nectar in rhymes
Lifes dreams and anguish at times
Rhythms of the past
Melodies of hope
Sunset, seashore’s passion,
Reaching out of your heart.
Screaming out to be, screaming out,
Screaming out to be heard! ………….

Sweet herbs and grass in, crying for love.
Warm milk out, beauty flows from within your breast
Poetess you made music to me tonight.
Your music is you, your expressions, your heart.
Poetess you made music to me tonight
Your music is love.
My ears are still warm from your kiss.
My love is returned you in this……..
My honest song.

Mountain spring needs understanding.
Hummingbird searches for truth.
Fragrant wind whispers sincerity,
And howls to receive them in love.
Whistling through telegraph wires,
Your hands send your message in song.
Your heart beating time with your emotional tide.
Minstrels feet wander the paths of your mind.

Love gazes up to your window,
And knocks on the door of your heart.
I’m standing here on your doorstep.
Poetess, to give you this song.
Poetess, to play you this tune.

S talking……………
Talking… ……………
…..the morning after…………..

Poetess……you made music to me last night.
Now sunlight has shattered the spell that you cast.
But my love has not faded,
The memory’s fast.

Love gazes up to your window,
And knocks on the door of your heart.
I’m standing here on your doorstep……….
Poetess…….to give you this song.
Poetess… play you this tune.

August 30,1982

Comments about Poetess (An Honest Song) by Albert Ralph

  • (2/7/2008 9:29:00 PM)

    What a spell she cast upon you for you to have written this fine piece. Or was it her muse shined upon you?
    Well done
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