March 18th, 2009

peacock

Mohanam

Apparently I am still a music geek of sorts. Who knew?
I sort of wonder if this one needs footnotes.


Mohanam

Color coded keys stand
rankled, separate,
unequal.

You tell me which is mine.
The other plays only dissonance
you say.
Listen.

Key to hammer to string
beating beating beating tunes
each to beating drown
the other

No, listen.
Falling between,
accidental
in argument
I hear both

And I choose to listen;
tune my ear
to follow the score

And I choose to turn
away from your instrument
to sing my own

pentatonic charm


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Instead of footnotes, example of Raga Mohanam.