Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Play the Melody Again"

Play the melody again,
softly hum the harmony
Reach out to catch the notes
of the song you sang for me.
          Catch the flight of youth
          gently within your warm hands
          Hold together the memory
          of our magic Wonderland.
                     We belong to yesterday’s dreams
                     of endless flights on moonbeams.
                     Where love is meant to always be
                      and life is as it seems.
Try, when the overture ends,
to capture the last refrain.
Tenderly recreate for us
that fragile lover’s strain.
          Stroke the strings of sound
          and whisper into the wind.
          Take us back to that day
          when the love did first begin.
                     We belong to yesterday’s dreams
                     of endless flights on moonbeams.
                     Where love is meant to always be
                      and life is as it seems.
Touch again the quiet fire
that rages within our grasp.
With lyrical wisps of rhythm
feed the embers of our past.
          Play the melody again,
          sing out the harmony.
          Carelessly laugh and smile,
          and sing our song for me.

Copyright 1977 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

Many of my poems reside within the pages of my old journals. I'm slowly going through the volumes and creating a compilation of all my poetry. "Play the Melody Again" was set to music by David Chapman and is one of my favorites.

No comments:

Post a Comment