Woven shadows thread
Knit Noir – Heart as black as Night –
tie tightly to bones,
white as cold stars, falling fast –
a shroud of grey grief twists down ……………..
Whispering heartbeats –
Strands of secrets softly secure
darkness, broken hopes.
Questions creeping in,
lay on the floor like a shroud,
cut through lying knots –
pointed remarks enter deep
as sins in dusty corners.
tangled in a spider’s heart,
the web’s dark as Night –
strings across the floor, cold blood,
black threads, nothing more.
The hands on the clock were passing strange when I entered the room. Things could not have been worse. Pale limp hands, displayed like a cat’s forgotten toy were entwined in black and pale blue yarn. Tangled up in the crumpled heap were yesterday’s tomorrows; beautiful curls woven with strands of death and despair crowned the face of the angel of grief and betrayal. I stood frozen, barely heard the step behind me, then it all went black as night.
Note on Melody Gardot (born February 2, 1985). is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has been influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz and George Gershwin as well as Latin music artists such as Caetano Veloso. Her music has been compared to that of Nina Simone.
In November 2003 , while cycling,she was hit by a car. As a consequence, she suffered serious head and spinal injuries and her pelvis was broken in two places. After being confined to her hospital bed for a year she had to re-learn simple tasks such as brushing her teeth and walking. The most noticeable effect of the neural injuries she suffered is that she was left hyper-sensitive to both light and sound, therefore requiring her to wear dark sunglasses at nearly all times to shield her eyes. Her injuries also resulted in both long and short term memory problems and difficulty with her sense of time.
Her music career came as a result of the use of music therapy to help relearn and develop new neural pathways. While on the treadmill learning to walk again, she would listen to Stan Getz’s The Bossa Nova Years album. Jazz music became her music of choice and helped express herself through composition, musically & lyrically . Official Website