He saw her across the room and his heart stopped for a subtle second
She was forbidden fruit from the garden of Eden
A thing of beauty and innocence with an overtone of darkness and despair
He knew that his love could make her brightness soar and bring light into her soul.
Their love flourished under the summer sun,
He brought warmth into her life
There was colour in her speech and
He offered her a freedom and release
That before she had not known.
There were infinite possibilities
An eternity of love that would nourish
And heal from within and banish
The spectres of solitude and silence
He would be her sanctuary.
Autumn came and darkness cast it’s cloak across their days
His light across the room was dimmed by her shadows
Her innocence tarnished by forgotten promises and the broken bonds of love
He knew that his love had enslaved and condemned her to an eternity of pain.
Their love had died with the embers of the sun.
Alison Jean Hankinson
This is for d’verse
Influence of music through Sonata Form. As a trombonist I have always had music close to my heart and soul. I learned through classical genres and one of my favourite forms is sonata form. If you listen to something like Beethoven’s Pathetique it is very clearly written in sonata form. The first movement is the Exposition and contains the themes in their melodic infancy, they grow through major and minors in the second movement or development and in the Recapitulation, the final movement there is a conclusion with developed references relating to the the early themes. I find Sonata form is a good analogy for life, love and pretty much everything. I tried to capture its essence in the poem through the development and then loss of the relationship and use the season to represent the movement of time.