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Pipe-Organ MAG

July 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


A young man
Like a freshly cracked pistachio
Dark-haired and brown-eyed
In a spacious echoing house
Holds a little boy child son
Over the pipe organ.
The room is full of echoes and ghosts,
Sun-sparkling brown glass,
Guitars and mandolins,
Dulcimers and violins
Maps and drawings.
The child clucks with glee
Discovering pedals,
Music that rises
Like smoke from the altar
Sighing in the ancestral rafters.
The pipe-organ is all his!


Nothing matters but toys and music
And Daddy’s hands.
But the Daddy, he’s older,
Thoughts rising in the gloom
Sweep over his face like a broom.
He knows not to stare at the sun
He gazes over the shoulder
Of the spirit of music
Of the boy-child’s laughter,
At the signs and the closing borders
Of the journey he’s begun.


The author's comments:

This is kind of a photographic of a poem. The contrast is the freedom of the little boy discovering music, while his dad feels that his life is over before it's even really begun.


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on Jul. 21 2021 at 3:48 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

we dont actually listen to the... they changed the name, I don't know what its called now, but it used to be the Mormon tabernacle choir. I'm not sure why. we listen to Christian pop, and I've been getting into lds parodies.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 21 2021 at 12:03 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Yeah I figured you would mention it:)

on Jul. 20 2021 at 11:03 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

th church owns the largest organ in the world. I've seen it on a trip to utah, I think. wait, did I? no, I think the building was closed for some reason. I've seen it on videos of course, lets see, at least... 16? times a year.