A Slowing Melody

July 9, 2012
By IAmTheOceanIAmTheSea SILVER, Scottsdale, Arizona
IAmTheOceanIAmTheSea SILVER, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"I think there is only one greatness for man. If a man can bridge the gap between life and death. I mean, if he can live on after he has died, maybe he was a great man. To me the only success, the only greatness, is immortality."--James Dean


The melodious croon carried a tune
A simple tune that was a mellow croon
The high eighth notes of a violin
Were harmonizing above the others

The poor stringed quartet, the other night,
Read their tattered music by sheer gas light
The deeper instruments' bows bounced with
Each swift movement...
Each flick of the starving wrist

This beautiful solemn melody pored into my heart
From this tune, I could not be apart
They played, not with their weary hands,
But with their souls

With each passing note, each passing bar,
This melody, once a soft croon, was now oh so far!
It was a demading, intense pulse...then it slowed
Instead of the weeping violin that flowed...
Fading...
Vanishing...



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Chasen BRONZE said...
on Oct. 11 2012 at 7:11 pm
Chasen BRONZE, Weare, New Hampshire
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I really like this poem! I love the theme and the overall feel of it.  Very Nice!!

Chasen BRONZE said...
on Oct. 11 2012 at 7:11 pm
Chasen BRONZE, Weare, New Hampshire
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I really like this poem! I love the theme and the overall feel of it.  Very Nice!!

on Oct. 10 2012 at 7:27 am
BlueSunset BRONZE, Barcelona, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"- Dr. Seuss

Really really like this! Great poem! x

KeidraB said...
on Oct. 9 2012 at 6:42 pm
KeidraB, Lorman, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
"Our Deepest Fear"

Wonderful Choice Of Words! I Really Enjoyed Reading It!

on Jul. 19 2012 at 3:11 pm
sunshine925 GOLD, Sugar Land, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem." - Christofer Drew Ingle

you are very old fashioned aren't you? :) all of your poems are truly lovely. good job:)


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