Music Moves to Open a Soul

Music moves, to touch the soul…

When Music Moves to Open a Soul

‘Tis the music that moves

to open a soul…

 

Vibrations, stirring the dance

into love

into loss

into found romance.

 

The willingness, to let it in

to begin

to feel the language of spirit

curled within.

 

‘Tis there, beneath the bow…

soft against strings

humming

from the belly, of sorrow’s bone.

 

Crescendo’s ache…

the pique of an exquisite note

knowing…

the very moment, to let it go.

 

O lyrics that creep

into the swallow of my throat…

be still, for the understanding

rings in tongueless tones.

 

‘Tis the music that moves…

to open a soul.

 

 

 

Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty.

I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys.

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

15 thoughts on “Music Moves to Open a Soul

  • September 17, 2016 at 11:50 PM
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    So true and beautifully emoted with some really lovely phrasing Mel, and imagery to bring us to your expression with warmth of heart. Love work my friend.

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  • September 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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    Thank you Tony, I appreciate it. You are a good friend.

    Best,
    Mel

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  • September 18, 2016 at 12:48 AM
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    I love this piece, Mel. It is so well penned and I really relate. I played string instruments in the days when I was in a folk group. I was so shy in stage, but having my strings close to me gave me courage, because they vibrated in my soul, especially my autoharp which I held close to my heart. I love music and it is so clear that you do also. Beautiful.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis, that’s wonderful that you are a musician. Glad that you appreciated this.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • September 18, 2016 at 4:55 AM
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    I am hard of hearing and have been all my life, it is a hidden handicap. In some ways it has been a blessing. I never could learn to play any type of instrument because of it, but what it did was put me in touch with my feelings for others and myself. my other senses became more in tuned with all that surrounds me, people and nature. I hear music, but I feel it more. Loved this piece, I felt it inside.

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  • September 18, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    I can not thank you enough for comment, it means a great deal to me that you related and shared your thoughts on this piece. Thanks so much Kurt. 🙂

    Best,
    Mel

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  • September 19, 2016 at 1:51 AM
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    Beautifully written, Mel. Where would the world be without music? Loved it.

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    • September 19, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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      Thank you John, it seems one common language that most of us can identify with. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • September 19, 2016 at 5:38 AM
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    I could feel the music through the poem and inside of me as I read it. So, so evocative! It’s so strange – I’m reading the book An Equal Music right now – a love story about a violinist. Serendipity? I guess!

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    • September 19, 2016 at 3:51 PM
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      Thank you Shalini, I love serendipity and kismet. I appreciate your mentioning the book, after reading the synopsis, I would like to read it myself. Glad you connected here.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • September 21, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    Wonderful piece, Mel. Out of it all, this lines sticks out to me – :to feel the language of spirit.” Music truly is a language and can be understood by all. Thanks.

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    • September 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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      Thank you kindly Bill, indeed it is. Sorry I missed this lovely comment, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

      Best,
      Mel

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  • October 4, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    Very nice , I do believe that music and my love for it has actually saved my life before ! Well, maybe not saved , but surely it brightens my days !

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    • October 4, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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      Thank you Ed, I appreciate your comment very much. Music can be very healing, so glad that you related.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • November 20, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    Hi Mel,

    Hope all is well with you. When going over older posts I saw this one and just had to read it again. I love to listen to soft music, usually classic or meditative. My son is a musician, writes his own music, and he sends me CDs of his new songs. You are so right – music does move the soul.

    Take care.

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