Canon In D

May 21, 2013
By MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.


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
night,
a sudden crescendo:
intense and eccentric.
Regret.

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

I walk closer,
listen.
Strings move,
The pace quickens.
Notes become two
not one.
Sincerity.
Sorrow enters.
Me
again.
Deserted
empty road
nowhere to go,
not knowing
home,
not having
someone
depend on.

Rhythmic motions of bow
slow
soft sound
a single feather,
falling,
despair.
no more

Violin strings
move
melody
begins
twists
-turns
not following
-path
strings
and what they do
what was once
taught,
now
follows identity
what is
believed.
Letting go
exposing the soul
removing sorrows,
losses.

Hope and strength
sneak through.
So does
Tranquility
So does peace,
serenity,
harmony.

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

Notes dispersed out
into the summer night.
Nonexistent.

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


The author's comments:
There is another verison of this poem.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 18 comments.


Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 27 2014 at 4:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

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. 

on Aug. 26 2014 at 9:35 am
BThomas1313 SILVER, Vanceburg, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are much greater things ahead than any we might leave behind" ~C.S. Lewis

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! :)

on Jun. 26 2014 at 10:17 am
CosmoPhoenix PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Kerala, Other
26 articles 4 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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!

on Jun. 8 2014 at 5:01 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

it is a little long but also beautifully written. i luv it because i am a violinist^^ u nay be interested in this piece    TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/677063/Her-Violin/

TheUnion said...
on 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!

dinks PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 18 2013 at 6:37 pm
dinks PLATINUM, Hinsdale, Illinois
28 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and kisses are a better faith than freedom"

Great poem, the reference to music is amazing

on Sep. 14 2013 at 1:28 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

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.

on Sep. 13 2013 at 7:47 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 659 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

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.

on Aug. 3 2013 at 2:36 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

Thank you!

on Aug. 2 2013 at 9:47 am
SwanSong SILVER, Millville, New Jersey
9 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

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!

on Aug. 1 2013 at 6:16 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
34 articles 0 photos 52 comments
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. 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 3:34 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

Thank you! (:

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 7:20 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 406 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

i love how the story was told with music. this is fantastic

on Jul. 31 2013 at 5:09 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

I'm glad I was able to make you feel the music being played

on Jul. 31 2013 at 5:08 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

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 impossible.

on Jul. 31 2013 at 3:31 pm
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
13 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

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... wonderful job.

on Jul. 31 2013 at 11:08 am
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I like how you made the reader FEEL the music being played. WOW. This was awesome, I'm a fan <3

on Jul. 17 2013 at 2:06 pm
sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

THIS IS SUPERB. Honestly, this is incredible. I love this so much. Great work!


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!