The Guitarist

It’s not abrasive, brash, tactless
Not a torrent streaming,
Screaming-
Violently and rashly-
It’s none of these.

Rather,
It’s a cool, cool river
Subtly smooth, rippling
While seamlessly working its course.

His fingers dance,
Sliding erratically, yet with utmost precision,
Down the fretboard, meandering
To release a piece of soul.

At the end, with applause
The river joins the ocean
And the piece creates the whole.





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Corinne said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 8:38 am
Wonderful, evocative language which allowed me to feel the emotions expressed in the poetry.
 
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