Monday, November 7, 2016

Sing Sweetly My Soul--By Gerald Heyder--United States

Sing Sweetly My Soul

I wish to hear sweet music
without meaningless words,
a soft flowing melody
that can fly like a bird.
Let dulcet notes of heavenly pitch
ring forth like flute and lyre
with passion tempered tenderly
as a glowing ember of fire.
Sing sweetly my soul
to banish sin in this world;
let veil of sleep wrap me
in dream’s banner unfurled.
Perhaps an angelic cherub
will soothe my shackles away
to bring me somewhat closer
to Shangri-La some day.
This orb may be my temporary home
though despise this clanging sphere;
my soul please sing sweetly
to bring heaven ever so near.

Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  1. Gerald, I agree music has its own lovely language. It is the gift that changes how we think and feel. I believe that music inspires poetry and they complement each other beautifully. A very nice offering Gerald. I enjoyed the journey it took me on. Blessings, Connie

  2. Dear Gerald,
    I like the way you end-rhyme without forcing--they come naturally, almost inevitably--one reason, among others, why your poem is so successful. Do write again!

  3. I like the rhythm and musicality of your verses and the lovely and soothing images conveyed through the lines of the poem!

  4. Thank you, Connie, Michael and Claudia, for your kind words on Gerald's insightful poem. I will be sending your thoughts to him. Congratulations, Gerald! I wish you ongoing success with your writing.