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The melody mesmerizes the soul of the witness
the cordial tune sings a song to the heart.
Rising and falling like the rhythm of this sentence
the notes whisper and shout just before they depart.

One after another, in harmony they sing
fingers dance over the keys of black and white.

The bass notes rumble while the trebles sweetly bing.
Louder, faster they scramble, till the song’s reached its height.

The beauty of the cry is touching, to be sure.
Candy to the ears is this music so sweet.
Like a dove’s chirping chorus, the listener craves more
like a rose in a field of wheat.

Onward the rhythm proceeds, slowing now and then.
Bounding, jumping, staccato it rings
until the musician declares a slurring bend.
Now the notes run together, blurring and swirling; legato it sings.

Whether loud or soft, if it invigorates or quells
music floods the soul and cleanses the mind.
Like the ocean’s waves, the notes recede and swell.
Music fills one up and leaves the rest behind.

Now slower and softer the cordial tune becomes
but it still hums gently with delight.
The notes are far between now, leftover musical crumbs.
The vibration dies out, but the song lives on, like the eternal bliss of love at first sight.





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JesusIsMySavior777 said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm
great job! my sis plays the violin, so i like music too. excellent
 
Danica replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Thanks! That's awesome, by the way, I've always wished I could play the violin :D
 
JesusIsMySavior777 replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm
wat do u play? the piano?
 
Danica replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm
Yep :)  I love it haha
 
MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm
i love this. i am a musician myself and you captured its essence beautifully. great work, keep writing, Mel :)
 
Danica replied...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm
Thanks, it means a lot to hear that from a fellow musician :)
 
runnermom said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Music truely can be candy to the ears especially when one is listening to her wonderful daughter's piano playing!!
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm
haha thanks ;)
 
optimisticpessimist said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 11:56 am
This was awesome Danica! I'm glad you told me to check out your work! I love music and all the emotions it causes. This poem really captures that essence.
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm
Thanks so much!  I'm glad it captured the essence of music; that's what I was aiming for! :)
 
kugdude said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 11:07 am
"music floods the soul and cleanses the mind"..that is my favorite line!  You are so talented Dani!
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Thank you!
 
skywriter said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 12:15 am
I love your writing. You should look at the rest of my stuff.
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm
Thanks! I definitely will :)
 
GYMRAT:) said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm
again i love it! It fits you and the beautiful music you play!
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm
Thank you!
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Again, I have to say this is beautiful, you have such a way with words, there's a music behind the lines that most poets strive for. I seriously doubt that my laughter poem was better than yours.
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Thanks again.  Haha, trust me, the laughter thing wasn't my best work... and I totally love all your stuff!!
 
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