Music of the Soul

With so much dissonance in the world; between people, ideals, culture and countries, it is quite a blessing to find someone with whom you can share a song in harmony. Friends, lovers and family are the resonance that a heart yearns for, and once found, should be kept dear and cherished as long as their candles cast light into the world. A shared view, opinion or ideal often leads to grooves that become deeply etched within the heart, reinforced with unbounded empathy.

Keep these people close to breast and handle with care, for they provide happiness that people more often than not overlook in their quests for frivolous personal “success” or wealth. Rather build your wealth on the foundation of compassion than the empty dreams of worldly treasures.

 

Music of the Soul

 

The soul has an abundance of shapes and sounds

   Camouflaged by different hues like a chameleon –

Varying shades keep secrets: steadfast masks

   Changing as quick as pose requires new balance.

The outer defence of Man is intricate and vast

   Concealing a myriad of mazes deep within.

 

Music escapes your young lips, leaking from your heart

   Into the eager, anxious folds of listening ear and mind.

Music of the soul escapes inertia and shackles,

   Entering the air in a crash of words and stutters

My gaze upon your eye causes unforgettable flutter

   Of weakened knee and pounding heart: my mask slipping

 

One cannot deny the pure accords that resonate.

   One cannot deny the octave that brings tear to eye.

Blinding beauty is possessed by Hearts’ duet, causing

   Facade to crack and splinter, as harmony becomes pure.

Pieces of the puzzle fit together in this ode, this song

   Tribute to life and fire and peace and harmony

 

Francois Hermanus Steyn – April 2012

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