The raindrops sound their strings
Over antique rooftops,
Supplying solace and symphony
To the parched terrains.
The thunders bellow in high notes
And it seems like the last yells
Of a dying Indian summer.
Retreating birds in clusters fly
And sing mellifluous tunes of glee,
Adding more sweetness
To the honeyed song of Nature.
And at night, the passionate frogs
Croon lovely lays in a chorus,
Lulling the hamlet towards slumber.
The ebb and flow of the babbling brooks
Hum sweet lyrics in rapturous ripples,
While the trees and the breeze
Perform amorous acrobatics,
Reveling in a display of song and dance.
The raindrops, the thunders, the birds,
The frogs, the brooks and the breeze
Are in fact Nature’s indelible instruments,
That impeccably produce
The music of the monsoons.
© Debasish Mishra
Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”
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Preface . . .
There is a human language that encompasses the globe, regardless of race, color, creed or country. Much the same way as laughter or tears, or any of our human emotions. When we see someone laugh, there is a universal language that is communicated by all of us. We know they are happy. Just as when we see someone crying, it is generally accepted to mean they are, most likely, sad. However, the language I am referring to goes beyond the sight of emotions, and runs deeper than the tear streaked lines of a sad face. I am speaking of a language that can penetrate to the deepest depths of the human psyche, it can be felt in the beating of our hearts and it can leave us soaring among our dreams.
This universal language is music.
Upon these waves of sound we can find our spirits lifted to the heavens, we can feel the beats and the rhythms in our beings and we are moved by the vibrations. We may become lost in a memory or a moment of time may be singled out by the distinct patterns and oscillations of a melody. We may gather by the thousands to listen to this music together or we may be alone in our rooms, or be dancing with our friends or cuddling with our love, but the universal language of music expands human communication beyond the normal realm. It propels us into the wavelengths of our souls, and it is there that we become in tune, we find our harmonies, and we recognize that there is a true power in music.
The poetry included in this book seeks to capture that essence and tap into that power. These are the lines of communication opened and inspired by the universal language called music.
Christopher Allen Breidinger, Author
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