Sunday, September 20, 2015

Musee Mecanique

[musee mecanique]

Behind beveled glass,
And oak veneer,
She is sad sometimes--
An orchestrion
Rattled, buzzing inside:
Something in dark where
Whippens work; something
In dark over pinblock and bridge,
Ridges, racks of
Brass and ash --spruce
Shim slipped from
A soundboard crack,
Levers lost in
Danger and promise.
What dark entails:
A derailed track
Searching after a
Spring fails. I press.
A little felted hammer
Strikes no reply.
Sometimes she is sad
And can't remember why.


  1. Oh this is beautiful Geo it touched my heart. I could feel the pain. B

  2. Thanks for sharing this video. Now I know what to look for when ( hopefully one day I visit San Francisco.
    Nice poem to go with the lady and the candle. Presents a lot of intrigue.

  3. It is a shame the lady was not able to give you a prediction for your future. If you ever get a chance to visit Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills Michigan you will be able to play with all sorts of mechanical wonders. You can even arm wrestle with one of them.

  4. I marvel at your positioning of words. The last line is very poignant too.
    Thank you, Geo.

  5. Oh this is so beautiful, Geo...I could feel the emotion behind the words.
    The lady with the candle is amazing too...I am intrigued! :)

  6. The last two lines are very poignant.


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