My Muse, Beethoven

June 24, 2010
By Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore


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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Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 10:49 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Yep :)  I love it haha

on Aug. 11 2010 at 9:28 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

wat do u play? the piano?

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 6:01 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks! That's awesome, by the way, I've always wished I could play the violin :D

on Aug. 11 2010 at 3:48 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

great job! my sis plays the violin, so i like music too. excellent

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:15 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks, it means a lot to hear that from a fellow musician :)

on Aug. 2 2010 at 9:57 pm
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
37 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

i love this. i am a musician myself and you captured its essence beautifully. great work, keep writing, Mel :)

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 8:49 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

haha thanks ;)

runnermom said...
on 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 SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:15 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thank you!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:14 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much!  I'm glad it captured the essence of music; that's what I was aiming for! :)

on 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.

kugdude said...
on 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 SILVER said...
on Jul. 25 2010 at 7:18 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks! I definitely will :)

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 25 2010 at 7:17 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thank you!

on Jul. 25 2010 at 12:15 am
skywriter PLATINUM, Hood River, Oregon
24 articles 11 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The first draft of anything is crap."

I love your writing. You should look at the rest of my stuff.

GYMRAT:) said...
on Jul. 24 2010 at 5:38 pm
again i love it! It fits you and the beautiful music you play!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 24 2010 at 2:05 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks again.  Haha, trust me, the laughter thing wasn't my best work... and I totally love all your stuff!!

on Jul. 24 2010 at 1:41 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

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.


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