Slice of Life Story Challenge Day 6-The Wicked Warbler

Vicki, my wife is a naturally joyful person. A petite dynamo, she frequently breaks into song; the words bursting forth with brio. No warnings are given, no media releases. She doesn’t give a feather or a fig for the reactions of others. I know this, because she told me so.  She just opens her heart and sings to the sky… 

She once shared the awful truth that sometimes she deliberately sings the wrong words because she knows it will irk the pedant in me. This news was delivered with a devilish laugh. I could only smile. She is a somewhat naughty nightingale, or maybe a wicked warbler. Today, her singing inspired these words:

 The Moment and the Song

She sings her songs

Floating on the lyric line

Humming those parts that elude her

Belting out words recalled

Or defiantly inventing her own

A songstress

Dedicated to the act

She draws comfort

From the joy of resurrected melodies


Like the birds of early morning

She carols blissfully

In this house she calls

Her concert hall



Comments

  1. I love the combination of slice and poem Alan.

    A songstress

    Dedicated to the act

    She draws comfort

    From the joy of resurrected melodies

    You are very lucky and she is too... she has a poem just for her, shared with the world
    Bonnie

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  2. The alliteration in the slice was terrific and fun to read. The poem not only gave us a glimpse of your wife as she sings, but the pride and love you have for her came bursting through. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to the joyful song she brings to your home and your life!

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  4. I want to meet her!:)You have written such a vivid description. It would be delightful to burst into song not caring a "feather or a fig for the reactions of others." I love how you carried that analogy into your poem.

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  5. Alan...your love and admiration for her come through loud and clear:)

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  6. what a treasure to have a life's partner content enough to sing.

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  7. Ir must be almost magic to have such a joyful wife! Thanks for writing a slice/poem about her.

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  8. Love the name of your blog! Love the strong affection for your wife that comes through in this poem! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You have such a way with words. You take the ordinary and turn it into extraordinary! Love the alliteration.

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