Falling Music by Lawrence Maxwell

Poem title: Falling Music Poet name: Lawrence Maxwell Poem: The snowflakes are falling like soft piano; each fresh layer of powder is a song. Ivory-tickled icing sugar in C major, with the occasional shadow, sharp as the beak of a bluejay, striking the chords of darkness. Cold, abysmal winter with wooden trunks of possibility. And though his body no longer needs the nourishment, we set his place at the table as the music falls, as soft as snowflakes. End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Lawrence Maxwell Lawrence Maxwell is an emerging Prince Edward Island writer. His joy for writing began in elementary school, penning a series of short stories surrounding a central character, “Oddey the Mouse.” In early adulthood, he began to focus on music, winning the 2019 Music PEI Country Album of the Year for his debut album Not Your Outlaw. His sophomore album, Almost Natural was also a Music PEI award winner and was nominated for an ECMA in 2021. Poetry has always gone hand in hand with Lawrence’s music. His debut poetry collection, Morning Spoon, was shortlisted for the 2022 PEI Island Literary Awards, and his recent poem, “Poppy’s Handshake” was the winner of the Off Topic poetry contest for May 2022.