The Spaces Between

Memento Mori ~ Brent Harris

Memento Mori ~ Brent Harris

Shall we talk then
Shall we sing
Discuss Rachmaninov
Analyze Proust
Remembrance of future things
Will you tell me
No one knows
What tomorrow brings
As musicians fingers fly
Over strings, along the keys
Quickly, quickly
Come listen
Not only notes, words
Intonation, intention
Momentary suspension
Of belief, disbelief
Worry, care
Moments in amber
Aria of strings
Chase, flee
Point and counterpoint
On point
Can we resist
Carried along
A gentle stream
Ripples dances
Entrances, grows, builds
Not yet
But do we hear
Approaching rapids
A mighty waterfall
Then sudden silence
We have come ashore
Interludes of wonder
Breezes, leaves dancing
We stand, awestruck
Nature nurtures
Expands before
Our ears
Our eyes
Miracles and wonders
Wondering how
We have never
Noticed, seen
Never imagined
This once
Before now
The world’s touch
When sound
And silence
Hold equal sway

The spaces
Between spaces
Notes, motes
Light in darkness
Drifting stardust
Fills our ears
Till we know
This instant
And have no fear
Shadow and bright
Struggle eternally
Walking arm in arm
The villain
Comes crashing
Into the peace
Pursuing a fair maiden
An innocent child
Any wild thing
Beaten down
Yet undefeated
Tension rises, builds
Accents sharp
Cutting, cutting off
Everything taken
Or ignored
Lost without
Within life’s maze
Abhorred, neglected
Confused, refused
Refusing the offered
Villain’s choice
Their true desire
To possess that
Which they may
Never touch
Despite grasping
Thus, it slips away
So the chase
May begin again
Softly and sweetly
As a mother’s kiss
Love powers
The turning
Of the world
Our tragedy
Is not in this
Is not this
That despite
All beauty
Wisdom, order
All balanced
In nature mirrored
Is so rarely
Or lived
A single day
Until sublime
Creation is all
Which makes me
Want to remain
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