har-mo-ny, it’s easy as C-E-G

harmony

noun

  1. the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
  2. agreement or concord.

dissonance

noun

  1. lack of harmony among musical notes.
  2. a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements.

I was sitting on the bus, heading home completely exhausted but pretty satisfied with the work I’d gotten done before a much-deserved break. Half asleep, I thought to myself, “I wrote four great papers this week; why not one more?” So here’s one for the music lovers. For the lovers, period. Let me break it down:

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1.22.17 – road trip

I can see the layers of the clouds

covering the sun

 

like me, surrounded by a shroud

like me, burning proud

 

I can see the trunks of the trees

covered by none

 

like me, bare and open

like me, strong and certain

 

I can see the rivers running past

covering rocks below

 

like me, fast and steady

like me, dark and heavy

 

and I can see the mountains

covered by none

 

like me, unmatched by all

like me, standing tall

 

1.22.17