Demo: Your Secret Melody

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on” 
John Keats

After running across this quote from Keats, I thought I should have called this song “Your Unheard Melody” but secret is good too. The important concept is the place of imagination in love. The development of imagination makes every advance in art, science, or love possible. And love is filled with secrets, big and small.

I wrote this song over the last couple of weeks and incorporated the harp playing of Kathleen Finnegan at the end from the track Si Bheg Agus Si Mhor on her album Joy and Tears. The animation in the video comes from the bizarre and talented mind of Micah Buzan.

It was only a smile
But who could resist?
Not me, not me
And kind words
Too simple and soft
To be, to be, to be

A moment like sugar
Dissolved in a glass
Too sweet, too sweet
A dream that’s so perfect
I just want to stay
Asleep, asleep, asleep

Where I can still hear
Your secret melody

A swelling of strings
Like whispering winds
Too soft, too soft
Leading me back
Onto the path
When I’m lost, I’m lost, I’m lost

But I can still hear
Your secret melody 

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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