A Melody

Do you hear music? No, not the radio playing, but music in your thoughts. Do you have a theme song? Or does the melody change with your mood and situation? Everything has a song.

Music Notes

Anyone who has ever walked through the woods can tell you what the song is like. Rustling of leaves, the breeze, the songbirds’ warbles and calls mix together to build music.

The symphony of everyday sounds blends together to constitute the sound track to our lives. Some of us can hear a different melody playing in the background. This is traditional music made with instruments, both sophisticated and rudimentary.

Is it just a beat you hear? A single drum? Maybe, it is a snare or a kettle or a Calypso. Is it a lullaby? A lilting melody not tethered to a bass line? Maybe, it is the sound of flutes or whistles. Is it the blues? Soulful, low, vibrating? Maybe, it is a single coronet or trombone or saxophone.

What sound does your mind hear when you say the word music? Say it out loud and listen to what your mind conjures.

Love Song

What constitutes a love song? Can you have a love song with no lyrics? Or are the lyrics inextricable from the melody?

The Date is a love song. It creates music to punctuate the events of the evening. As you read this one, listen for the music. See if you can tell me what it sounds like to you.

The Date

Today the tempo is fast
Like the pelting of a summer storm
Cleansing cobwebbed thoughts
With frenzied bridges and rifts.
Percussion moves forward toward
The happy place where music’s born.
Notes dance from the treble clef
Then the melody gently drifts

Into the limelight, center stage
Surrounded by the rhythmic beat.
The bass bellows low and even
While cymbals on a tambourine
Blend softly into the plucking
And strumming of a steel guitar.
The music’s making bodies move,
Creating a flirtatious scene.

She waves for the waitress to come
And bring another round of drinks
To quench one thirst from the dance floor.
The other will wait, just building
Until the lights come up again,
And they head out into the night.
The echo of the song will play.
Its lyrics seem to be guiding

Them down the road to happiness.
When they reach the still waters’ edge,
The lazy sun stretches over
A horizon set all ablaze
With the summer’s bright offerings,
Blooms in kaleidoscope colors,
Yet, they are dim to the glitter
Of love rapt in each others’ eyes.

(c) Ann Marie Dwyer


What does a love song sound like? Does it need lyrics? What does your music sound like? What did you hear in the poem?

(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
Re-Blogging of this or any other post on Momma’s Money Matters
is expressly forbidden.
Copyright and Privacy Policy available
in The Office.
Leave a comment


  1. My music was the Ocean and the Seagulls this week Red..
    What a wonderful poem.. your poems are so gifted.. as is your writing skills..
    Thank you for dropping by and leaving me your comments Red.. Lovely to have you visit..
    Have a great Week and Hugs back.. ~Sue xxx

    • And what a soothing song the sea song is! Thank you, Sue. You are so kind. {HUGZ} Red.

  2. i get really engrossed in rock music my latest tune in my head is fleetwood mac you can go your own way just love the drum beat in that if im happy its ozzy in my head all day long other than that its tinnitis lol hope your well have a good week xjen
    jennygoth recently posted..New Theme: Petite MelodiesMy Profile

    • I love the feel of Fleetwood Mac songs. They have a deep rhythm which gives them a lot of heart. And to be honest…everyone is happy with Oz stuck in their heads! <3 So very glad to see you tonight, Jen. {HUGZ] Red. xxx

  3. Another lovely poem Red and one that will offer many different genres of music, one of my favourites is something that you probably wouldn’t think that I would choose but it is ‘Unchained Melody’ and it always gives me the shivers, in a nice way I mean 🙂

    Of course I also like ‘Black Rain’ and ‘Crazy Train’ by Ozzy Osbourne and lots of others tracks, such as ‘Cars’ by Gary Numan, Jean Michel Jarre, David Bowie, Siouxsie and the Banshees and even that crazy song called ‘Monster Mash’ 🙂 lol

    Have a great evening Red 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

    • Dofferent is Swedish-Mexican for Typos 🙁 lol

      Androgoth XXx

    • It was not until I began spending more time with my friends in Germany and the UK that anyone had even heard of JMJ. I love his music and have for decades. You, Jen and I all three have an affinity for Oz. He is so talented and, despite his public persona, was very sweet to me. For me, his duet with Lita Ford “Close My Eyes Forever” is one of my all time faves. Mine is a very eclectic mix…

  4. Beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll RED ………….

    My favourite soundtrack of life is silence …………
    pure silence ,……
    2nd favourite
    the sound of the human heart beat …………

    Hearts and Love for a fabulous week ………….
    Cat xx
    Cat Forsley recently posted..Tuning out the Harsh …and Only Keeping the Softness Cat Forsley ©My Profile

  5. Great Poem Red, music plays a big role in my life, most of my love and romance poetry is written to music in my head, I visualize the words to the sound and tempo of the music and create a scenario around it.
    Wishing you well
    aussieian2011 recently posted..The Wisdom of An Ancient LoveMy Profile

    • So much poetry is inspired by music. I hear it all the time. I hope you are feeling better, my friend. Red.

  6. So many songs…even multiple for the same feelings/situations, it is too hard to come up with one.
    Bearman recently posted..Editorial Cartoon: Bully PaybacksMy Profile

  7. Sometimes silence is nice too, to counter all the distractions we’re constantly inundated with.
    Binky recently posted..Cycle Of TimeMy Profile

    • I like silence. I believe we never have too much or enough of it, based on its appearance. I think my last answer to Andro on the SEP fits in with some of the questions you asked on your last comic and what you have said here…

  8. I used to have a cassette I made with make out music on it. It was a long play cassette, 60 minutes on a side. The last song was, Won’t You Stay? (Just a Little Bit Longer) by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs.

    Was hearing that song in my head all day long, and here you go and do that poem, about two people in love, on a date and having a great time, and then off to whatever awaits afterward.
    MJ Logan recently posted..HeroMy Profile

    • I like that song! It would make a good soundtrack to this poem. Glad you got a ride in the way back machine with this one!

  9. Beautiful poem Red..but todays post was different ..the intro was so beautiful it was in itself a poem a beautiful song
    Music is my life..I can’t think straight without it. it soothes,calms,refreshes
    Music is my spa..
    Soma Mukherjee recently posted..The Scars insideMy Profile

    • I love the line “Music is my spa.” And thank you for the lovely compliment. Music is so very important to our lives. It has the power to soothe the savage beast, truly. Very glad to see you today! <3

  10. I love this one SisterHeart.

    Music is different for me, sometimes it brings me to the brink of peace and other times to memory. I have always had music in my life, mostly as a starting point because of ballet. One of my favorite pieces growing up was Classical Gas played by Jose Feliciano (though others have played this one over the years none so well).
    Valentine Logar recently posted..Growing up Texas-My Fathers StoryMy Profile

    • Oh, that is a good one. I think you are right. Some of the other renditions just do not do it justice. I knew this one would appeal to you.

    • Had to add it…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.