left-hand guitar

this music’s about love
that stays longer than your man
ever would

she cries blues in a beat felt
from the soles up, strummed
with calloused fingertips on strings;
hunger voiced with cords
& carried on breath

because need this deep
knows no words

besides please

***for the Real Toadschallenge.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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28 Responses to left-hand guitar

  1. hunger voiced with cords – beautiful

  2. How true. The music does often endure longer than the emotions which once consumed. I like your spare style – no wordiness to detract from the message.

    Thank you for participating in one of our challenges on Real Toads, but allow me to point out that it is customary for contributors to acknowledge the source of their inspiration on their blogsite after they have linked up a poem.

  3. Oh my! I felt this song, being a musician myself I know how that feels. SO achingly wonderful and beautiful.

  4. “because need this deep needs no words besides please”. Wowzers! that says it all.

  5. jeglatter says:

    Wow you are blowing me away today.:) Love it.
    -Jennifer (and fellow blues lover)

  6. Green Speck says:

    hunger voiced with cords – amazing line !!!

  7. Susan says:

    “because need this deep
    knows no words” cries, hunger, needs, please
    I love how you captured her blues here. She is just so good.

  8. Marian says:

    ooooh, your final line gave me a real shiver. this is precious and true. love it. thank you for joining in, so glad you did.

  9. nelle says:

    Like this one lots. Music is such an important element of my life, it saw me through so much. I can’t sing it, play it, or even read a note, but I know when it speaks to me.

  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    I really like your take on this. Beautiful poem… I especially like:

    because need this deep
    knows no words

  11. she cries blues in a beat felt from the soles up…love that. You have captured the blues so eloquently.I am a huge blues fan and I have several friends who are blues musicians.

  12. doncarroll says:

    a piece here with the wordplay involving my favorite instrument. love this one!!

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