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Chorale

October 20, 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


To the gentle Vaseline children in the woods,

I commend to you the moon’s dreams.

We rock ourselves to sleep on an ocean of loneliness

like half-dried socks in the dryer.

What am I trying to say?

I go through a million versions of myself

and days pass faster the harder I travel,

faster than sunshine and hungry mosquitoes,

fast as words across the dictionary pages.

I travel hard and far these days

passing by little libraries, stairs and murals and railroad tracks,

where the distance stretches like a headband

to the beaded land where the dawn never leaves.

The bicycle I once used is older and waits in the garage.

The new bicycle is riding me

under an aurora borealis

that is partly myself and partly clouds

and partly everyone I meet

 and want to give myself to.


The author's comments:

Chorale. In other words, it's a weird hymn to the goddess of weirdness.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Oct. 22 2021 at 9:16 pm
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

cho·rale
/kəˈral,-ˈräl/
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noun
1.
a musical composition (or part of one) consisting of or resembling a harmonized version of a simple, stately hymn tune.

on Oct. 22 2021 at 5:54 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]

what does chorale mean?