Music & Poetry

When numbers reach acute mega-zeros,

they are surely incomprehensible,

yet music can attain similar heights,

with transcendent, numinous mystery

beyond ordinary understanding—

which is why music transmits art

beyond poetic articulation

that carries more concrete imagery.


Poetic lines are said to have music,

but that observation is compliment

in the category of eloquence

where words achieve aesthetic resonance.


Music and poetry are difficult—

it’s hard to say which is more difficult!  


Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden and Longing