Thursday, May 9, 2013

Music Box

I brought a music box in from the snow and raised it.

It called to me in the deep blue nights, and I wrapped my body around it to give it lullabies.

It gave me being needed, and there we were--

flesh and cylinder--

a blizzard of simple melodies in the middle of the night.

_____

55 words for the G Man. 

 

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your mind is a mysterious but beautiful thing...

G-Man said...

Shay...
ONLY YOU can make Musical Instrument Erotic Symbolism fricking Beautiful!
I hate using that word, but there are few words more befittin.
Loved your Tuneful 55
Thanks for playing, You know how much I appreciate your great talent, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

hedgewitch said...

Your gift for turning the most complex relationships into simple music never more clearly on display than here--and beautiful is the right word. We may love the song and still never know all the little wheels and gears that whir it into our minds and hearts.

HermanTurnip said...

So, was this a personal challenge, or did somebody throw down the "55 word" gauntlet? Regardless, excellent work!

razzamadazzle said...

Love this! Very sensuous.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

And every single word sheer perfection. Awe-inspiring, what you do with words, kiddo. Seriously.

Your book My Mad Love, by the way, is - FREAKING FANTASTIC!!!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Shay, the mere idea of bringing the music box in like a stray and raising it... where does your beautiful brain GET this stuff?

Sinew and cylinders. That alliteration, perfect. Loved every word! Amy

Cloudia said...

Achingly rich!


Aloha

Erica Bean said...

"Blizzard of simple melodies" I love it. :)

Sioux said...

Holy crapola. How come you can do so much with just 55 words and I can take 10 or 20 times that and still stumble?

You are Mama Zen. You're both too wordy.

TALON said...

I loved this, Shay. You have the gift of turning the impossible into the probable. Now I want a music box friend :)

Other Mary said...

Love this image of the music box. And a couple lines really stand out for me:

"It gave me being needed,..."

and

"a blizzard of simple melodies..."

Daryl said...

this is one time i wouldnt mind the machines taking over

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

Sara said...

I agree with G Man...only you could make a music box something deliciously sexy. I loved the line: "a blizzard of simple melodies in the middle of the night."

I also like how you changed your site. I love the header picture or was it always there and I'm not very observant?

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

So soothing and comforting.

Doctor FTSE said...

Wonderfully inventive.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

does the music box vibrate?

yeah, you gave it lullabies, all right. and it gave you.....

{wicked grin}
{hee hee}

i couldn't resist and i'm NOT sorry!