Wednesday, April 23, 2008

poem 24 - because

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She was staring into space
focusing on nothing at all
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I asked her why
She said because

Her eyes were filled with tears
Which trickled down her cheeks

I asked her why
She said because

Her brow was heavy with sadness
Her face etched with sorrow
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I asked her why
She said because
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She knew that I was leaving
She knew it broke my heart
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She asked me why
I said because
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let me read it to you-
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In 1969 Lennon and McCartney wrote and recorded a short song entitled Because. Co-incidence or not, the melody is almost identical to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata played backwards! The piece was also composed in the same key, C minor. The vocals where sung in three part harmony, then over-recorded three times with the tiniest time delay to create the sound of nine voices. It also features a soaring vocal line reminiscent of Allegri’s Miserere. A modest accompaniment of electric harpsichord and Lennon’s guitar make this simple composition one of the most satisfying of all the Beatles songs. Sit back and enjoy. .








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7 comments:

  1. Hi Keith,

    I love these post as well as the way you have read it so soft and with a heavy heart very nicely done. The song was a great extra added bonus which was very relaxing.

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  2. Read me more.

    Will you read me to sleep?

    Your voice is so soothing.

    What a great idea Keith.

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  3. Love this. Have your ears been burning btw? Check out 'I'm back' post *giggles* Just in case you are short of inspiration for your next poem.

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  4. How beautiful and heartbreaking. I've been there. Both sides.
    I love that Beatles song. I kept trying to tell people it was Moonlight Sonata and nobody believed me. HA!

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  5. Wonderful Keith,this is such an appealing poem. Often we choose not reveal our true feelings in fear of hurting the other....Love it! I am such a Beatles fan this the Abby Road album always my favorite! Love your blog!

    Hugs Sherrie

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  6. dude... you have the perfect voice for reading these.. wow.. that really makes this poem...

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  7. beautiful, simply beautiful, i had tears in my eyes...because..you know why.

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