Poetry Contest Winner, 2015

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As part of its second annual Words and Music Festival, The Berklee Composition Department and FUSION Magazine sponsored a Poetry Contest.

Poetry Contest

We are happy to announce the Winning poem: “Harmony Halmoni” by Claire Marie Lim. The poem will be set to music and performed at the second annual Words and Music Festival hosted by the Berklee Composition Department on April 6th, 2016.

https://www.berklee.edu/events/words-and-music-ii

Harmony Halmoni
by Claire Marie Lim

my grandmother sings
songs that seep into the
spaces of my sad mind
filling the cracks slowly
but they do it so surely

sweet are the sounds that speak to my soul
that hear the harmonies buried in my heart

my grandmother cries
crooning into the night
for lost lives and loves
thoughts of a husband
but one memory away

sweet are the sounds that speak to my soul
that hear the harmonies buried in my heart

my grandmother laughs
with the spirit of youth
a clear and crisp clarity
lingering on in my ears
but never becoming old

sweet are the sounds that speak to my soul
that hear the harmonies buried in my heart

my grandmother smiles
when i call her Halmoni
i am not hers in reality
neither is she truly mine
but the harmony is ours.