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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 ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


April surprises. Its

skinny legs running toward you, like

every other April you've ever seen. But still...

Its blatant sex appeal: leaves,

bees, birds, flowers. Its fake

Iris brogue. Its cornball sensual appeals.

April is a phony, but you still want to sleep with it.

You've seen it all before, but you want to kiss it.

It is stunningly obvious that it has fooled you once again.

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