Sensing his stillness in the booming of a bass,
Its note replete with richness, hear it roar
A saving storm that brews abuzz with rumbling.
The righteous rains are coming sweet to taste,
Pitter-patter promises, hear them pour
Torrential trust on seasons cracked and crumbling.
The bass, the voices raised, the beating drum,
The coming king will keep our steps from stumbling.
Hear the archangel who comes before
The daybreak bursts in lights, O kingdom come
In thund'rous humbling!
Day 14 of NaPoWriMo. A curtal sonnet using accentual pentameter, a la Gerard Manley Hopkins. Inspired by a night of worship and by a poem I once read here called "Opening Acts" by Elmara. You can read that poem here:
Opening ActsI. God is a Bassist
If not for the lightning and the way He never
looks at anyone, you'd never notice Him,
He is the hum, the throbbing heartbeat
in the background, unnoticed until it
II. God is a Pianist
You'll know it's Him by the roar, the haunt
of a thousand sighs in the rapture of a tornado
before landfall. You'll know, by the silver thread
that suspends each note to His every move. In
the end, you'll know Him by His
III. God is a Drummer
Brooding like a sullen galaxy, distant
as a quasar, His Eyes tachyon-pulse some
sad beat to you from behind the stage-smoke.
His Eyes sing: you'll know no one until it's
over. His Hands move like ventricles, beats
rising and falling in the darkness, something
that sounds red, half remembered from the womb,
Creator and Destroyer. Sometimes, I'm afraid; I
wonder if I'm allowed just ever to only
I have had a lot of similar experiences with the music I listen to. I love how it can do that to you! It kind of takes you into a completely different world doesn't it? My favorite bands often make me think about things that normally are not accessible. Love the writing!
Thanks for the encouragement. Any songs or bands you've been liking and listening to lately?
Well I've been listening a lot lately to Death Cab for Cutie and Muse. Of course though I am always listening to those bands. Lol
I like the concept