Sunday, January 19, 2014

MAG 203: Arise

Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau

Melancholy skies smear this day
to dampen plans

The human spirit resilient 
as it is, goes on.

Traveling about, final brush strokes
to canvass, standing under an umbrella.

There is music to be made, 
the day gets no sympathy from the symphony.

There are glum mouths to be raised 
like recovering sunken ships.

The spirits will rise
it is the arts that awaken us;

it is humanity
at it's beast.

Michael Allyn Wells


C.C. said...

This is so beautiful.....and true too. It is indeed the arts that awaken us and that make our spirits rise.

21 Wits said...

Very lovely, write and so it goes, the song will always carry us through.

Kathe W. said...

very sweet and lovely!

Michael said...

the plays on words here was pleasing to read.

Helen said...

Music, theatre, art, film, writing ... our lives would be so dull without them.
Great pairing of 'no sympathy / the symphony'!

Tess Kincaid said...

The day gets no sympathy from the symphony...I love that...

Susan Anderson said...

An apt and well-written response to the prompt. Enjoyed it!


Katherine said...

I loved this and it's so true...the arts are what add colour and spice to life. Well, art & love!

Sue said...

It is indeed the arts that awaken us. Nice Mag.

Helena said...

This makes it into my top 5 favourite Mags this week! Succinct and stunning write!