some songs are sung

when love scurries
towards the edge
a fist fails to catch the wind
the cliff-bound, faraway cries
drowns in itself as it
tugs
at the laughing sky–I look up

to meet the night’s eyes
tears soft as a lonely feather
fall like kisses on my cheek
the blur of starlight,
though fractured
by life’s lecture
once again
chooses to be brighter–and know that

though my throat dries, parched
from the pale laborious singing
that uses me up sometimes
it anchors me down
like gravity anchors me
anchors me down
sustains a breath, so true
a thriving beat grouped in twos
in, out; in, out
and in
a song in reverse,
heard or unheard
it sings its way back
back
back to my starlit soul

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[song] out my mind, just in time

This is my current obsession…such a beautiful song. I just have to share it, although it’s not my poetry. It’s a bit long, but listen to the song…it’s so magical when the violin comes in, singing with the minor chords of the piano…ah.

  • song by Erykah Badu, from her album “New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)

I’m a recovering undercover over-lover
recovering from a love I can’t get over
recovering undercover over-lover
and now my common law lover thinks he wants another

And I’d lie for you
I’d cry for you
and pop for you
and break for you
and hate for you
And I’ll hate you too
If you want me too
Ah, Uuu…
I’d pray for you
crochet for you
Make it from scratch for you
Leave out the last for you
Go to the store for you
Do it some more for you
Do what you want me to
Yes I’m a fool for you…

I’m a recovering undercover over-lover
recovering from a love I can’t get over
(I) recovering undercover over-lover
And now my common law lover thinks he wants another

And I’d lie for you
and cry for you
and pop for you
and break for you
and hate for you
and I’ll hate you too
If you want me too
I gotta do my love for you
chopped and screwed for you
Pay the rent for you
It’s true it’s true
Poor Badu
Thought I was through with you
Guess I’m a fool for you…

Could this be
Love from high
New frontier
Whose this guy
Your so wise
I’m so good
Like summertime
You’d had it all
Build a wall
Ten feet tall
Now I laugh at it all
Out my mind
Just in time
Never knew…
I was blind
What it through
I can’t see there
Mama say
Let there be
Easily
Said and done
I can’t feel
I am numb
Bitter dream
Fruit so raw
Winter cold
Let me out
I know you
Do you hear me

Out my mind,
just in time

Oho I…
Oho I…
Oho I…
Oho I…
Yeah
Man…
This This
I’m so addicted
I can’t quit
Oh
I follow this, Yeah.
It’s time for me to make some steps
Easy to blame somebody else
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time…
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time…
But not this time
But not this
No
20 feet out of ashes I can rise
Just like birds and children
I can fly
And I’ll take my phoenix flight
And you can’t take mine
but you can try, ah no
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time…
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
Hey
On and on
I seem to go
Round and round I seem to go
always had the antidote
looking for the Holy Ghost
Found him in the missing note
sinking in a holy boat
Round and round
I seem to go
Round and round…(round)…and round
Oho I …
Oho I…
Oho I…
Yeah,
guess it’s time to grab a coat
evolution time to grow
Ego trying to block the door
Might not have nowhere to go
I finally got a leading role
introducing super dope
Staring in her episode
Hello, new world
out my mind.

Suspended in clouds.

Suspended in clouds

Those icy cottons run through your fingers

They are soft like the wind

But they hold you gentler than any wind

 

They way they hold you

They hold you like a mother

Like a lover

Their words are leaves slowly changing colour

 

Everything is so splendid

The sun is bright but it doesn’t hurt your eyes

Beneath you, it is raining

But you are

Suspended in clouds

You hear the raindrops collide with earth

Each tiny drop building on top of another

Like nature’s popcorn

 

The sky is dark

But you are suspended

In clouds

Floating, like an astronaut in space

Spinning, spinning

You’re up in the sky

Suspended in clouds

 

But how is it that

Your heart is just as grey

The vastness around you brings out that inevitable void

An unexpected emptiness

A tired expression

Cold, pale hands shivering imperceptibly

The world rotates around you

 

Your mouth is closed

A song stuck in your throat

Dissolves into black ink

Overflowing

Leaking out of your pores in slow motion

While you are

Suspended in clouds

 

Except now you’re surrounded by black silky ribbons

The light shines through and rests on your skin

Makes you sad

That liquid song still leaking out of you

The world beneath you is still raining

There might have been the sound of thunder

But you can’t hear anything

Can’t feel anything except

Yourself disappearing

Fading away

 

While you are

Suspended in clouds.

 

Untitled Chinese Song Lyrics…未命名

I totally forgot that I wrote this! From now on, I’m just going to stick to one blog. Why did I create a poetry blog in the first place?????????????????????????????? Hm.

Here goes. It’s supposed to be a song…need to write the music for it soon. Recently I’m trying to finish this book Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch. It’s really inspiring. Anyways.

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你的身影 隱藏在琴鍵之間

黑白相間 依附在我指尖

輕輕喚 輕輕願

空氣中已消逝的音樂

依然在我的耳邊迴旋

.

一遍一遍 在彈奏一遍

你臨走之前 響起的離別曲

它退了色 變了調 走了音

支離破碎 曲不成曲

.

眼睛痛了 再也睜不開了

那是因為 再也見不著你

輕輕嘆 輕輕戀

你胸腔中已逝去的心跳

依然在我的脈搏中顫動

.

一次一次 再夢見你一次

唯有用這種無可救藥的方式

來回憶你 召喚你 留住你

我才能夠 能夠呼吸

Soon

For my creative writing’s final exam (take-home portion): which is to write a song…with restrictions. As much as I’d complained beforehand, things got easier when I became inspired. I got it done in a few hours or so…didn’t really look at the time. I never do when I’m writing…sigh…like right now because I should really go to sleep because I have to work tomorrow…oh and my birthday is officially over! It’s 12:14 April 18th. Well. I ended up not studying for finals…I am now behind my schedule. But anyways. It’s my birthday…right? One deserves a little break.

Ok I should just stop babbling. Here’s my song, which is about the end of the world…since my thoughts are surrounded with darkness these days.

Soon

By Kimberly Tsan

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The angel’s feathers turning into dust

The hellfire burning in our eyes

The darkest light comes from the brightest sun

We are surrounded by the truest lies

.

It’s becoming thinner, this air

The Gods will leave no heir

The stars glow with our fears

The last shield will soon shatter

If nothing we do matters, then

We’ll blink twice, and hope for a second universe

.

Those wings no longer shield us

We refuse to hear them, though they still hear us

We’ve grown too pompous, have lost all focus

We rely on our strengths, but that becomes our weakness

.

It’s becoming thinner, this air

The Gods will leave no heir

The stars glow with our fears

The last shield will soon shatter

If nothing we do matters, then

We’ll blink twice, and hope for a second universe

.

Save

Save yourselves

Save

Save yourselves

.

It’s becoming thinner, this air

The Gods will leave no heir

The stars glow with our fears

The last shield will soon shatter

If nothing we do matters, then

We’ll blink twice, and hope for a second universe