Out of Steam

Jamesvansteel By Jamesvansteel, 19th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem about the transitory nature of emotion. There is a parallel between the sun and the moon, the beat and the melody, shining brilliance and dull glow, flame and coal, rise and fall of pitches due to the doplar effect, rise and fall in amplitude, near and far.

Out of Steam

The sun sets on a snare beat
air shimmering in the fire's heat
passion louder with the coming train.

The rising moon holds a chord
and coals alone are on this shore
a whistle in the distant night.

At dusk the spirits come alive to an ancient tribal dance, round a fiery center they move in rhythm, faces obscured in the translucent smoky heat. In the distance a machine barrels on driving adrenaline skyward as the pitch of its blasting horn rises.

But as sun dips below the horizon, mother moon sings out softly for sleep among her children, tamping down the fire into glowing embers visible as a quiet warmth along the endless shore. A soothing call fades back into silence.


Beach, Emotion, Fire, Music, Train

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20th Sep 2013 (#)


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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Sep 2013 (#)

Very lovely....and profound...!

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