Soul Music

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I’m told if your child listens to classical music
he will know beauty as he grows

and his mind will drift to heaven.
This is what I want for you, my son.

When you gaze into the sky one autumn evening
and see the starlings climb above the horizon

their collective stipple on the setting sun
expanding and contracting like the bellows

of an accordion, the music will stir your soul.
When you walk beside the ocean and feel the ebb

and flow of the swells, the waves pulsing to the shore
you will feel the pull of the violin bow and your gait

will slow to match the rhythm of the moon drunken tide.
When in the years to come you sit with your son

lap filled with the essence of who you are
you will want him to know the face of God

and you will play him a symphony too.

~Melissa Carpenter

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A bibliophile, writer of poety and prose.

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Melissa Carpenter

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A bibliophile, writer of poety and prose.

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