Senses of Music – Steve Fordington

Music harmonises the universe

Steve Fordington is a North Norfolk poet, lyricist, musician and teacher. He has written poetry all his life as well as playing and teaching several instruments. He is an active member of a Norfolk poetry circle and regularly performs in bands, groups and orchestras. He has published many compositions and was a schoolteacher and manager for nearly forty years.

Senses Of Music by Steve Fordington

Copyright 2019


Music – you can’t touch.

Yet music lets you feel.

It’s from imagination. 

Yet music is so real.


Music – you can’t taste.

And yet it stirs your soul.

One note, one chord, a passing phrase

Brings back what memory stole.


It helps recall the sights,

The smells and raw regrets.

It fixes a moment frozen –

A diary point time forgets.


For music is our backdrop,

Our wallpaper of being.

Our collective inspiration

Of loving, knowing, seeing.


Its entity exists alone,

Away from instruments and scores.

No crowded media imposed,

Nor locked away indoors.


And like an everlasting strain

Of all life meant and more,

Music harmonises the universe

For futures gone before.

Steve Fordington, North Norfolk

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