A Timeless Patina

“Death twitches my ear;

‘Live,’ he says… 

‘I’m coming.” 

― Virgil

Plucking taut strings with a horsehair bow
the air fills with a deep woody melody heard
with nimble fingers upon a slender throat 
each ethereal song more beautiful as wood ages 
painted in a timeless patina of bronze curves

And yet a human body falters, grows frail
when touched by the same elegant hands
smooth skin wrinkles, the soul ravaged by age 
and though life’s aria replays again and again
still breath finally fades as spirit withers away

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse: #163

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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