A little Bit of Magic

“Music is the strongest form of magic.” 
― Marilyn Manson

It’s only a cheap trinket
bought at a Paris news stand
yet it holds mysterious magic within,
for when I am sad, I turn the tiny crank
and music of La Vie en Rose takes me back again
as we walk hand in hand.

©2023 Linda Lee Lyberg

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 26 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

Author’s Note: I am hosting Quadrille Monday at dVerse today. The pub opens at 3PM EST. The word prompt is MUSIC- Come join us!

49 Comments on “A little Bit of Magic

  1. Pingback: A little Bit of Magic – Charmed Chaos - Ethical Today

  2. Sounds like you like Paris after finding your crank music box. We like Paris, I have trouble counting all the times we have been. We skipped it on our last cruise that would have given us another chance to go. One of my favorites was the time we hopped on a train from London and came to Paris to watch our daughter run the Paris Marathon. Some of that is on my other blog.
    I also like to see how the host of a prompt page does with her/his choice. You did not disappoint. Thank you for doing this.

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  3. I don’t have a music box, but thank you Linda, for the reminder of the last time I heard La Vie en Rose played live.
    It was on 8 October 2019 in Santiago, Spain. I had completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from Porto, Portugal the day before and was wandering around the old city when I came into the Praza Cervantes. There was a young woman in front of the fountain in the centre of the square playing the song on an accordion.
    I bought a beer and a slice of pizza at a cafe and sat listening to her play a few old songs.
    It was a magical experience.

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  4. So cool to listen to this music as a backdrop to the words, brings the reader/listener into an entirely different dimension… in a way that a more demanding piece of music couldn’t pull off.

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  5. I don’t know if you know this Linda, I just found out today. Our friend and fellow poet Glenn Butkus passed away last Friday the 17th. I will miss his bold ways. Rest in peace Glenn.🕊

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