Good Night in E Minor

September 5, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


You slowly strummed the steel strings
of your guitar in E minor chords,
while I made up words in Spanish,
singing to the silver stars
spangling the night
around the moon’s enormous curves,
alabastered and heavily ridged
with spidery stretch-marks;
the love song of cicadas
vibrated like a myriad violins
in halcyon unison
while the forlorn coyote
howled for some nearby mate;
Tonight, I don’t fear what
Tomorrow will give me;
it can give me whatever
it wants to grant me;
Today gave me more
than I’ve ever wanted.


The author's comments:
I love the E minor chords for music. Inspired by a night I hope to share one day. And by the Imagists. And of course who else?

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 4 2014 at 4:21 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Awesome. That inspires me to writes more and more. Thanks for reading my work loyally. 

on Nov. 14 2013 at 6:14 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

You've done it again! I'm honestly really shocked that this didn't get in the mag (or Editors' Choice at least). Like I've said millions of times, your word choice is just amazing. I don't know what goes on in your head, but I WANT SOME. x] THis poem was relaxing and seemed to relieve my OWN stress. I also love E minor, which brought me to this poem in the first place... (:

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 1 2013 at 4:33 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Agh, I wish so too! Oh well...not every thing is "Editors' Choice worthy". Thanks so much. Means el universo to me, Krasota. 

on Sep. 17 2013 at 7:29 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Simply breathtaking. I wish you had gotten Editor's Choice on this because the word choice is refreshing and completely appeals to the reader. Amazing job! :D

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 3:18 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'll keep it in mind to use that word more often if it has such an effect on you. Thanks so much, MyApocalyptic. Your comments make my day a little more halcyon than normal. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 12:42 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Your use of the word "halcyon" makes me tingly :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 10 2013 at 4:19 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

It's the curse I must bear all through life. XD No, I try. Thank you, ada, so much. 

on Sep. 10 2013 at 11:55 am
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

stop being perfect

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 9 2013 at 6:56 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I hate bugs too. But it seemed right, at least I think. And hope. Thank you. 

on Sep. 9 2013 at 1:53 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

This is a beautiful poem! As always :) I particularly loved the line "the long song of cicadas"; I hate bugs usually, but that sounded quite nice! Great conclusion as well :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 6 2013 at 3:40 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'll be honest with you. I dunno anything about guitar music either. It's all in mind. I wish I knew. Thank you so much for the appreciation for this poem. I appreciate it. 

on Sep. 6 2013 at 12:24 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

That was amazing! I'm going to be honest with you. I know nothing of this type of music. But I still loved it! The last six lines were perfect. They made the whole poem come alive! Great job McKay. :)


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