Old music in a new land

you play your music
at the Writers’ Centre
music of the old –
music of your soul

framed above
in a cobalt dress
are a woman and her cat –
oceans roll
between two countries

your tonbak drum
is the throbbing purr
of the curled cat
soft sound on leather
the animal is attentive –
the woman has melody
in her eyes –
you don’t know her
but listening brings
different lives together

end to end
are your tar’s two hearts –
point of departure
point of arrival –
this is the start of harmony
sharing the old
in a new land

you play your music
at the Writers’ Centre
you play
a script for the future

Hazel SS Hall

© Hazel SS Hall 2014, ll rights reserved.

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