Mastodon MUSICAL - Norman Douglas - Poetry - Sensitive Skin Magazine


memory is the mother of muses
(of which some
say there are three
others count nine).
          and what is music
          but that which comes of muses
          musing deep enough our
          hearts do hear?
                     what is the genie
                     but the genius
                     walking among us
                     sharing the levity
                     that defies the weight
                     of gravity with a lightness
                     that is the hollow bony
                     secret hid by the wings
                     of bird of song
                     and prey.

–Norman Douglas, bowery, nyc, sept 2017


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