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May 21, 2013
Empty field
slender spires
soft stiff grass
a violinist.
A lonely note
through the night
echo of
Canon in D.

Slender strings
produce every note,
voices in wind.
Summer sky
a sudden crescendo:
intense and eccentric.

Me, alone.
Walking down
the wrong path,
too late
to turn back.

I walk closer,
Strings move,
The pace quickens.
Notes become two
not one.
Sorrow enters.
empty road
nowhere to go,
not knowing
not having
depend on.

Rhythmic motions of bow
soft sound
a single feather,
no more

Violin strings
not following
and what they do
what was once
follows identity
what is
Letting go
exposing the soul
removing sorrows,

Hope and strength
sneak through.
So does
So does peace,

My hands clap
slowly and softly,
the violinist stops,
the bow drops
on thick layers of grass.

Notes dispersed out
into the summer night.

Silence comes,
emotions flood in.
Achieving impossible:
Nothing is impossible.
Hope and strength,
will sneak through.

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Mckay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm
I'm pretty sure I read the original version of this poem, eons ago. Either way, I love the structure and the flowing-ness of this poem. It glides smoothly and effortlessly from one lovely image to the next. The readers ooh and ahh as you enchant us with this gorgeous portrait. And the end leaves us with a new sense of hope for yet another unknown tomorrow. 
BThomas1313 said...
Aug. 26, 2014 at 9:35 am
I love this poem, not only because I am a violin player, but because of the beautiful connections you make! You should check out some of my pieces! :)
AuthorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 26, 2014 at 10:17 am
Perfect and unique sketching! I loved reading through. The introductory lines make the reader to keep on continuing till the end! Amazing job! Keep writing!
Luv4Ever said...
Jun. 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm
it is a little long but also beautifully written. i luv it because i am a violinist^^ u nay be interested in this piece
TheUnion said...
Jun. 4, 2014 at 11:52 pm
The structure of your poem is very interesting. It is different, I like the way you connect the violin with this beautiful piece of music. Great job Ms.Resilience!
dina8 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Great poem, the reference to music is amazing
Rayynbow said...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm
Although the emotions got me, I was a little lost on the story of it. The pattern of the lines are reminiscient of E.E. Cummings' work (which I like, don't be confused), but it's just hard to follow in such a long poem.
MissExploration replied...
Sept. 14, 2013 at 1:28 am
While writing this, I never thought it would be a reminiscient of E.E. Cumming's work. It is long, I had originally wanted it to be short and to the point.
SwanSong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:47 am
I love the way this pulls the reader onward with its short lines. It builds and builds and then realeases it all at the end, and I like how it relates to a musical peice. Very nice work!
MissExploration replied...
Aug. 3, 2013 at 2:36 am
Thank you!
Labradorian This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm
A while back I wrote a poem of the same title, about the same music, and what I loved about this poem was how different it was, both in theme and in style. It throws into releif how one idea stems into so many different usages. 
sarah98 said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm
i love how the story was told with music. this is fantastic
MissExploration replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 3:34 am
Thank you! (:
LoonyLoopyLupin said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Gorgeous. I love Canon in D, and this poem does it justice. The flow of this poem is beautiful, and I could almost hear parts of Canon in D that corresponded to different lines and stanzas. To me it even seems to hits crescendos and decrescendos, in a way I can't really explain. Not quite sure how you did that, but it's a great touch. :) It's plain to see that you have a lot of passion for music, and this piece in particular; it all just shines through on this... wonde... (more »)
MissExploration replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Thank you for your feedback. My intention of writing this poem was to have the reader be able to hear Canon in D playing through their mind as they read this poem.    For my last two stanzas, I changed it. If you could please give me feedback on the ending that is shown below. Notes dispersed out Night comes. What was loud is now silent. Stars above me light up dimmer switch. Nothing is impo... (more »)
Krasota-Butterflies-and-Angels This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:08 am
I like how you made the reader FEEL the music being played. WOW. This was awesome, I'm a fan <3
MissExploration replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm
I'm glad I was able to make you feel the music being played
sophistryxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm
THIS IS SUPERB. Honestly, this is incredible. I love this so much. Great work!
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