Category: Music Poems

Sunday Music Poem and Video: Scarlatti Sun

The Scarlatti Sun by Emily Fragos. From the collection Music’s Spell edited by Emily Fragos. This poem conveys the sense that the universe has come undone, at least for the moment; emotions are unleashed, the dead stop dying, the postman’s…

Sunday Music Poem and Video: Bach Goldberg Variations

Playing the Goldberg Variations on Sunday Morning by Bill Holm. From the collection Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston. Although it may come across as irreverent, this poem’s intention is to exalt the…

Sunday Music Poem and Video: Schumann Moonlit Night

I’ve been listening to a lot of Schumann chamber music recently, especially the piano trios and the quartet and quintet (with the Beaux Arts Trio- a fantastic recording!) I have always known Schumann’s harmonies are rich and dense, but I…

Sunday Music Poem and Video: Listening to Mozart at Meadow Brook

Listening to Mozart at Meadow Brook by Patricia Hooper. From the collection Mixed Voices, Contemporary Poems about Music, edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston. Listening to Mozart at Meadow Brook 1 Pinned on our picnic blankets we must look,…

Sunday Music Quote: I am Music

From Music Lovers Quotations, edited by Helen Exley. I am Music- By Anonymous- I tell the story of love, the story of sorrow, the story that saves and the story that destroys…. I am the smoke which palls over the…

Sunday Music Poem: Grenadilla Tone, Clarinet Poem

I wrote this poem several years ago for my other blog, Glittering Muse. Enjoy! Grenadilla Tone Blurted air flaps papyrus reed as raspy sneeze across its paper thin tip, flag snapping in the wind. Chunks of sound churned butter mellow…