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Copyright Mike Diehm 2012

Smashwords Edition

No portion of this document may be used except by written permission of the author.

Edited by DW Gregory

First appeared online at on her Blog "Looking Backwards Through A Microscope"

Forward by DW Gregory:

Mike Diehm, a songwriter and poet, accomplishes what I can only dream of---he writes music. As someone who has no musical talent, I stand amazed by anyone who can pull some chords together. So I asked him how he does and this is his answer.

The following is from my favorite poet, H.W. Longfellow:

Before a blazing fire of wood

Erect a rapt musician stood;

And ever and anon he bent

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