Set Forth in Such a Way,
A Collage Poem
(Using words and phrases arranged from the book, Piano Tuning, by J. Cree Fischer, pub. 1907,
with a few added by me)
Set forth in such a way
as to charm the soul.
Along these lines–slow,
and uncertain, soft and loud,
bridges communicate just
what you are fitted for.
Plod among the thousands.
Strike the common chord.
Notice how it sustains itself in the air.
Let it be in balance, extending hearty
and strong, through the inevitable
inferences of trees and mountains.
Let it simply lift and go beyond yourself.
Notice how difficult it is to produce
something that has never existed,
and yet, you do it anyway.
Place yourself within want, and then,
Sing your own fulfillment as you fall
entirely back to resting position.