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Music To Me Is Like Days - Poem by Les Murray

Once played to attentive faces
music has broken its frame
its bodice of always-weak laces
the entirely promiscuous art
pours out in public spaces
accompanying everything, the selections
of sex and war, the rejections.
To jeans-wearers in zipped sporrans
it transmits an ideal body
continuously as theirs age. Warrens
of plastic tiles and mesh throats
dispense this aural money
this sleek accountancy of notes
deep feeling adrift from its feelers
thought that means everything at once
like a shrugging of cream shoulders
like paintings hung on park mesh
sonore doom soneer illy chesh
they lost the off switch in my lifetime
the world reverberates with Muzak
and Prozac. As it doesn't with poe-zac
(I did meet a Miss Universe named Verstak).
Music to me is like days
I rarely catch who composed them
if one's sublime I think God
my life-signs suspend. I nod
it's like both Stilton and cure
from one harpsichord-hum:
penicillium -
then I miss the Köchel number.
I scarcely know whose performance
of a limpid autumn noon is superior
I gather timbre outranks rhumba.
I often can't tell days apart
they are the consumers, not me
in my head collectables decay
I've half-heard every piece of music
the glorious big one with voice
the gleaming instrumental one, so choice
the hypnotic one like weed-smoke at a party
and the muscular one out of farty
cars that goes Whudda Whudda
Whudda like the compound oil heart
of a warrior not of this planet.


Comments about Music To Me Is Like Days by Les Murray

  • Freshman - 529 Points Brian Jani (6/19/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    But can you think of it for a while, just sound, placed together strategicaly, intangible vibrations through the air.just that sound translates in to an emotional bundle which we call music: WOW! ! ! ! ! Is just amazing you know (Report) Reply

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Poems About Music

  1. 51. Music To Me Is Like Days , Les Murray
  2. 52. Water Music , Robert Creeley
  3. 53. Storm-Music , Henry Van Dyke
  4. 54. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
  5. 55. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  6. 56. Music , Henry Van Dyke
  7. 57. Stanzas For Music: There's Not A Joy The.. , George Gordon Byron
  8. 58. Yes, The Fish Music , Richard Brautigan
  9. 59. Since First I Saw Your Face, Thomas Ford.. , Anonymous
  10. 60. Music (The Song) , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  11. 61. Young Laughters, And My Music! , Augusta Davies Webster
  12. 62. (a) 21 (Love/Passion) I Will Be The M.. , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  13. 63. Listening To Your Favourite Piece Of Mus.. , Dónall Dempsey
  14. 64. The Sound Of Music....... , Ravi Sathasivam
  15. 65. Ode To Music , Joseph Warton
  16. 66. Music At The Villa Marina , Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. 67. Music In The Flat , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  18. 68. Music , Stephen Vincent Benet
  19. 69. The Strange Music , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  20. 70. Music , Cecilia Perner
  21. 71. To Music: A Song , Robert Herrick
  22. 72. The Music Of Your Voice , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  23. 73. Pan Learns Music , Henry Van Dyke
  24. 74. To His Friend Master R. L., In Praise Of.. , Richard Barnfield
  25. 75. Soft Music , Robert Herrick
  26. 76. ! Has Music Gone From Poetry? , Michael Shepherd
  27. 77. To Music, To Becalm A Sweet Sick Youth , Robert Herrick
  28. 78. To Music, To Becalm His Fever , Robert Herrick
  29. 79. To Music: A Song , Robert Herrick
  30. 80. Its The Music , Alex Ryan
  31. 81. Life's Music , Margaret Roe
  32. 82. Music In An Empty House , Hugh Sykes Davies
  33. 83. Because, Music Is My Eternal Life....... , Ravi Sathasivam
  34. 84. Sweet Music , Carla Ruth Finke
  35. 85. To Music , Robert Herrick
  36. 86. Reed Music , Frederick Kesner
  37. 87. Love And Music , John Hay
  38. 88. Music , Charles Harpur
  39. 89. Orpheus Magic Poetic Music , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  40. 90. Music And Dance, And The Stuff In The Mi.. , DAVID GERARDINO
  41. 91. Sonnet- Music Can Heal , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  42. 92. Wrong Music , David Kowalczyk
  43. 93. As The Music Plays , Carissa Thiessen
  44. 94. The Music-Lesson , Mathilde Blind
  45. 95. Music , Nora Loch
  46. 96. Let Music Embrace , Allyson Gordon
  47. 97. Music Of Love , David Harris
  48. 98. Music Isn'T Just Music , Samanda Sweet
  49. 99. Music , Osoanon Nimuss
  50. 100. Come Listen To The Music , Alice Lorraine Hill
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