Music

Haiku


He dances and laughs

Smiles and sings with everyone.

Solos his heart rings

© CMM. 2020

Just Before


Tempest ages of tales from lofts

of organs and replicas of saints.

Covered icons to express a time

quiet memories of prayers unsaid.

Whispered among the pews of

the faithful few, wanting …

humanity is deafened to creation.

Signs and wonders are fewer

as ages of hopeful hopeless.

Crossing always into a river of regret

it never matters if we are aware.

It is who we are as oneness,

it is who we are as togetherness

from the beginning, to the recognition

just before, just before the river of regret.

 

Copyrighted 2018  CMM

Vintage Silver Christmas Tree


 

I remember your silver retro tree

 

sitting on your desk,

 

the ornaments of blue reflecting

 

years past of the-other-day.

 

 

I smile to remember our verbal

 

folly of the tacky tree

 

You would reply, it is the best,

 

and I would smile, and say ok.

 

 

The truth is, it was the best.

 

Memories of drive-in movies

 

and sock hops reflected in the light

 

of the mulit-color turning wheel.

 

 

I remember your silver tree,

 

your jolly laugh of folly and doo-wop.

 

Jokes of the past being the best of all.

 

I now remember,  smile, and miss you.

 

 

Copyrighted:  2017 CMM

 

RIP  Prof. Doo-wop (2012)

 

 

Whispered Prayer


 

Produced/written by:  Christine McNeill-Matteson

Music Composed /Performed by: Kip Haaheim

Vocalist/ Katie Bieber

Keyboards Still Play


Gentle steps of the keys play separately,

 

yet, together the music becomes a harmony

 

of memory and of verse.

 

Verse now resident of the soul,

 

to be written in prose of tomorrows.

 

Forgotten, we continue with music,

 

music of feelings never forgotten

 

in our today, yet the keyboards still play…Back Camera

 

©  CMM  2013