the Performance

August 13, 2009
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Spotlights shine.
Silence echoes.
The crowd is waiting.
Their attention is on me.
Sp many expectant faces
Staring straight at me.

Panic rises.
Fear grows.
I glance down.
My cello glistens.
Strings quiver excitedly
As my fingers tremble over them.

Calm resides.
Unrest fades.
My bow strokes the strings.
A waterfall of music erupts.
Notes sound from my instrument
And the orchestra joins in.

Notes burst.
Music flows.
The audience listens.
Awe dances on their faces.
Cello vibrates with sound as
My bow runs over the strings.

Song finishes.
Notes fade.
My fingers linger.
Cheers break through the crowd.
I smile and stand and bow
To the New York City audience.





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Wolfayne said...
Aug. 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm
Hey EdyTD! Thanx for reading! I'm glad you still like me and my poetry! I'm currently in a serious case of writer's block, and that's one of the only things I could come up with to write about.
 
EdytD said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Great! I love how you personify the instrument, and write as though it is the cello making the music. I think the line, "Strings quiver excitedly," is great, and that it really embodies the excitement and nervousness of the narrator (and the instrument).

By the way, you wanted another piece of mine to come up - my educator of the year paper has (finally) been put on teeninkraw. I'd love if you check it out!
 
SamanthaS said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm
This is a good piece. It makes the reader feel what emotion you display in your writing. You have such an amazing display of words. You think I am becoming your favorite? Well you are becoming mine. =]
 
Wolfayne said...
Aug. 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm
Ahhh....thanx! You are really nice. I'm really glad you like this, and my other works. You know the funny thing? I've never even seen a cello! I play a B flat clarinet, hopefully soon to turn in to a nice, silver flute.
 
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