Sunday, May 16, 2010

Songs in the Key

I walked by the ocean and it sang to me
surf-songs set in the key of sea.
I walked through the world and it sang to me
life-songs set in the key of be.
The cell-door opened and it sang to me
a creaking hinge in the key of free.
The wind in the forest, it sang to me
a growth song set in the key of tree.
I walked in love and it sang to me
a ballad set in the key of we.
I wrote me a prayer and I sang it: See
a love-song set in the key of Thee.

--for Writer's Island: the key
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Linda said...

I really like the way you used rhyme here, and you had me straight off with "surf-songs set in the key of sea." Thanks!

Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed how there are many conceptual keys with reasons for exitence! Beautiful poem with ringing sound effects!

Ruth said...


briarcat said...

I love call and response -type things. This has a lovely swing, in addition to everything else.
mine for this prompt is under Keyless Entry

Derrick said...

Another lovely take on a prompt. This certainly has a lilt.

Wayne Pitchko said...

the ryhmes are good...and I really like what you did her

Mr. Walker said...

I like all your keys. It's playful and serious at the same time - well done.