The Harp of Sorrow

Its notes don’t resonate;
They well.

Its strings are liquid, flow

Strummed, its melody quavers,
Is delicate,

Heard like a lullaby that doesn’t sing to sleep
But to empathy–

If you love,
To empathy.

Copyright 2008, 2012 by Michael Marsters.
All rights reserved.


11 thoughts on “The Harp of Sorrow

  1. Reading this puts me in mind of other poems about harps, especially from Ireland – such as lines by Thomas Moore. But you’ve given the historic theme a new twist and purpose.
    (Little query you can delete: did you mean ‘will’ in line 2, or am I missing a subtle point?)


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