Liz Garton Scanlon (liz_scanlon) wrote,
Liz Garton Scanlon

Poetry Friday -- Music

Today kicks off the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival -- a three-day, eight-stage go-and-groove extravaganza.

Think: Patty Griffin... The Swell Season... Foo Fighters.
Think: Neko Case...  Blues Traveler... Erykah Badu.
Think: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Think: right down the hill from our house.
We could listen from here.
But why, when the sun's out and the lemonade is cold?

We're picking up the kids afterschool and riding our bikes down to enjoy the fact that we live in the midst of all this music.

An uplift.

As is this:

To Music: A Song
By Robert Herrick

Music, thou queen of heaven, care-charming spell,
That strik'st a stillness into hell;
Thou that tam'st tigers, and fierce storms, that rise,
With thy soul-melting lullabies;
Fall down, down, down, from those thy chiming spheres
To charm our souls, as thou enchant'st our ears.

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