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Gray Keys

August 15, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


A line of keys
Black and white
Sharply defined
Dark and light

Corners and edges
Lines perfect and straight
Hint at the beauty
It can create

Ascending notes
Birds flying high
Into the music
Of a paper sky

Blending chords
Notes high and low
Clearly singing
Like a river’s flow

Whispers soft
Gently rustle
Like a sweet old man’s
Friendly whistle

Thunderously loud
And ringing true
To the lion’s roar
He cannot subdue

Dynamics and rhythms
Being combined
With a melody so sweet
So gentle and kind

Composers many
Have played its keys
Capturing the wild
In the waves and seas

Have you cried with Beethoven
Standing in the moonlight
As Elise leaves you behind
With a sad goodnight?

As notes slow down
The birds come to a stop
Hands lift up from
The silent piano top

Keys become straight again
Severely black and white
Leaving no trace of the music
That flies free as a kite


The author's comments:
I play piano everyday and love the beautiful pieces that have been written for piano. I thought it was just so ironic that a black and white instrument blends such beautiful melodies.

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on Aug. 23 2011 at 4:14 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Aw, you're too kind Curly.  That's what Mr. K used to call you, wasn't it?

Aidyl BRONZE said...
on Aug. 23 2011 at 4:07 pm
Aidyl BRONZE, Oshawa, Other
4 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you want a friend be a friend."

-Poster


"That's cool. Hey you know what's even cooler than triceratops? Every other dinosaur that ever existed!"
-Dwight Schrute The Office

I loved this :D 

TheCurlyGirl said...
on Aug. 22 2011 at 6:41 pm
TheCurlyGirl, Anaheim, California
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Absolutely beautiful. :D
Definitely my favorite thus far.

on Aug. 20 2011 at 4:19 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

:D Aw thanks Raven, this is one of my favorites.  My friend told me that my only problem with poems is that the meter was all weird.  So this one I specifically tried to keep a steady meter.

on Aug. 20 2011 at 10:40 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

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

Your poems are flowing better and better, and this one read beautifully! I loved how you described your passion for your piano, and how you added a sort of color to the 'black and white instrument.' I found that I liked the second, third, and fourth stanzas the most; they had a mastered rhythm and precise metaphor. Well done, Liz!