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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Animal

In the animal wisdom of the archaic I stake my claim

in a time before claims, before stakes

in the oneiric, the telluric, the cthonic



My lizard mind jumps ahead, in mineral rhythm

In a clearing I rest a bit, then resume my way

through the dense vegetation






2 comments:

Leslie said...

I am actually starting to like this, I mean it would need work but I like the progression and I like the last line

Jonathan said...

I think think it should go on longer or maybe be part of something else.