singing: high and clear

he began his song
in the bass notes

an easy reach for him
that he could feel
reverberating
in his chest

a contentment
akin to the purring
of monks

the comfort built
within
and the pitch
slightly
altered

he himself
felt lighter

the song progressed
the singing
altering

altering

he
lighter

clearer

perhaps
a little
transparent

and altered again
slightly

he is singing now
a little higher

a little clearer

his voice goes on
he rises
less
and more

his song
is reaching toward ephemeral

his substance
slipping away
as his pitch takes aim
at the stars

~

Poem #455 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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