Measures, the measure of musical texts,
Quarternotes dance between accents and rests -
I draw my pen up from the treble-clef swirls
And breathe ' breathe ' as it unfurls.
Time to repeat and :|| and :||
The time signature marks the beat, and the beat
Repeats and repeats in the heart of the song,
Pumping the lifeblood of rhythm along.
Dissonance kisses a passing 6/4;
Taunting V7s are begging for more,
And as cadences draw us near to an end,
De Capo begins it all over again.