Un Intermezzo

staccato lines

of separation.

a duet sung

in broken tongues.

your long dried reed.

my unstrung instrument.

un intermezzo

played out of time..

movements plucked

via pizzicato,

staves comprised

of crooked lines.

my solo voice

an intoned requiem.

your obbligato

nocturne, sublime..

pages torn

from il libretto.

silence broken

with each reprise.

internal melodies

defy translation.

lyrical rhythms

untouched by time…

Posted for Eugenia’s BrewNSpew Cafe prompt- off kilter

16 thoughts on “Un Intermezzo

  1. Amazing poem, Violet! A musical interlude – and in a lovely poetic form I feel you have expressed even our music is off-kilter. Our world is definately not in tune. Thank you for joining in and welcome back from your vacation. 🙂

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