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Poetry is music, a song without instrumentation; a symphony of rhythm, meter, timing, flow and magic.  It is a conundrum.  The expression of an emotion through the use of language that seeks to instill emotion, but how does one create a concerto of syllables and verbs, adjectives, nouns and pronouns in order to adequately convey something that is often intangible.  

Take love for example.  How does anyone truly express such an inexpressible concept?  A sensation so powerful it overrules all logical thought, yet so delicate it can be whispered in the softest tones and still be understood?  It is exceedingly blissful and agonizingly painful; a tempest of temptation temptingly tempestuous.  

Some poets are born to spin emotion into lyrical gold.  Shakespeare, Poe, Blake, Dunn; they all had a unique style that reached hearts and minds within mere measures of words and are even today, hundreds of years after their lives, evoking emotion through the power of words.  We, as contemporary poets, all seek to emulate, in our own way, magic similar to theirs; we all strive to convey emotion in an enduring and poignant manner.

Poetry is music.  A Heartbeat; a pulse; a tempo to which the heart and mind dance.  For some, creating that music is easy; for others a struggle.  For me, it is magic that is indescribable; a romance between my hands that form the words and my spirit that feels them. I write with my eyes closed, waiting. Heart quiet in restful calm or pounding in passionate inspiration, and Spirit open, willing, questing, seeking, listening, as the words and images come tumbling down.  Down from Heaven.
Down from the Sweet, sparkling heavens; 
Down from the clouds of thundering rain,
Down from the Starlight of glittering Refrain,
Down from the Breathless moon that Sighs,
Down from the Whispers of Silken skies.

I am there, an open vessel while my Spirit sings the Sweetest tune I have ever heard. Though I cannot physically hear it, though I cannot listen to the manifestation of music like I do when I connect to my playlists, I hear the serenade as clearly as that faltering music. The melody comes down. 
Down from Heaven,
Down from the sweet, sparkling heavens,
Down from the clouds of Glittering glow,
Down from the bastion o’er the rushing flow.
Down like a Heralding triumphant horn,
Down from the Endless expanse of morn.

Eyes closed, waiting. Heart Quiet, listening. Spirit Willing, Questing. All for the lyrical Beauty that spills like an endlessly cascading fall of sparkling water from that inestimably breathtaking Source. I write, write as fast as I am able, unconcerned about spelling, punctuation, context, verbiage. I sit in Humble wonder as the Blessed words pour Down.
Down from Heaven.
Down from the Sweet, Sparkling heavens.
Down from the rainbow of Jubilant Praise,
Down like a star falling in radiant blaze,
Down like symphonies of ethereal balm
Down like thunderous, calamitous calm!






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Cynthia A. Morgan is the creator of the mythical realm of Jyndari and author of the epic YA fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy. The story shares the inspiration of positive hope; the resilience of love, and the power of forgiveness through a tale that is rich with beauty and horror alike. Recipient of numerous 5-Star reviews, included Reader’s Favorite, it has also been awarded the 2016 New Apple Award for excellence in fantasy. With an average Amazon rating of 4.7 out of 5.0 stars, Dark Fey transports readers into a realm of light and dark, hope and fear. Based in part on the true life events of the Lords Resistance Army, the story has ties to our own reality and shares the inspiration: The only way to Achieve Peace is to Become Peace.

Morgan is also the author of the popular blog “Booknvolume” where her ever-increasing number of followers are regularly treated to Morgan’s own brand of poetry, English Sonnets, and musings about life. Some of her other interests includes a deep love for animals and the environment. She is passionate about music and theatre; is frequently heard laughing; finds the mysteries of ancient times, spirituality, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the cosmos intriguing. Morgan Believes in the power of Love, Hope and Forgiveness, all of which is reflected in her lyrically elegant writing style.

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