Noted Silence MAG

March 14, 2010
By ZA16---- BRONZE, Washington, Maine
ZA16---- BRONZE, Washington, Maine
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fingers scampering along
the edge of the crimsom-shaded shell

I feel for the rusted zipper
and the corroded clasps cocooned beneath

My quick breath
sends irregular, soft currents
toward the fringed seams
that quiver in return

Grasping the hinged cover
I swing it upward

it sits quietly and undisturbed
seasoned by stagnant air and
masked by a thin, viscous layer of rosin

The wooden figure
is accompanied by a
loosened bow, swaying
from its disassembled cradle

removing it
I trace the nicked contour
and pluck the
untuned strings

The chin rest is cold
perched upon my shoulder
The bow
too light to dance

Bringing my arm around
I rest the horse hair between the
fingerboard and bridge

And slowly drag it away



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Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 21 2011 at 7:34 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I really like it, it reminds me of one of my friends.  I just posted a poem a few days ago and I would be incredibly grateful if you could check it out and give me your opinion...you're really talented.

on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:51 am
JessJess96 BRONZE, Town Creek, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people see the world in black and white, but never see the shades of gray. Those shades of gray are the ones that would give me hope, because they open my eyes to so much more." -Me

Absolutly beautiful! :) Great job.. Keep up the good work! 

on Sep. 29 2010 at 7:20 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

'Tis a beautiful moment that you're describing... so beautifully. Ah! Reuniting with music! I'm so glad. This poem is a joy to read and your talent is clear, my friend.

on Apr. 5 2010 at 4:02 pm
ZA16---- BRONZE, Washington, Maine
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I just noticed...I spelled "its" wrong!


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