the music of the singing strings
the melody and rhythm brings
and prints a pretty pattern to the ear
the poetry of metre fine
of effortless and flowing rhyme
is close akin, to music very near
the two together make a song
so well connected, seeming strong
and memorable, for all of us to hear
and, in a waltz they consummate
a marriage of the intimate
a swirling sensitivity, so dear.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.