Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Our Sonata, Our Fugue", Poem in English by Payman Akhlaghi (2013)

Aspire MMX01c
by Payman Akhlaghi

"Our Sonata, Our Fugue" (2013)
A Poem by Payman Akhlaghi (First Draft)
First published on

The counterpoint of our words,
Our actions, our hands,
Our lips, our melodies,
Overlapping, intertwined,
Mine and yours,
In step, in conflict,
Dense, thin,
Rising, falling,
In harmony, in contrast,
Consonant, dissonant,
Convergent, divergent,
Caressing, clashing...

The drama we play, as we write.
The duet we sing, as we compose.
A sonata improvised, whose coda,
Contingent, may never be known.
A forest unraveling, dancing, whipping,
Fluttering, twisting, shielding, growing,
Desiring the heart of the sky.

Together, we weave and we walk
That tapestry which extends
As far as the horizon,
The unending fugue of a life,
Mine and yours, which remains
Always in progress...

Text: © 2013, Payman Akhlaghi. All rights reserved.
Photo: "Aspire MMX01b". © 2010, Payman Akhlaghi.
All rights reserved.

(*) Payman Akhlaghi is a composer, pianist and piano teacher based in Los Angeles. His repertoire covers Classical music, as well as Persian (Iranian) Music, Pop Music, and Film Music. For information on the lessons in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Encino, Brentwood, etc. please call: 310-208-2927. Thank you.

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