Beautiful Stopwatch MAG

January 19, 2009
By AdoroPiano SILVER, D, Other
AdoroPiano SILVER, D, Other
8 articles 0 photos 5 comments

My heart whacks the
inside of my warm and soft
chest,
sending a light drum to
the internal ear inside my
head
The ivory keys are plucked and
prodded with restrained
intensity as
my mouth dries up like
a marker with no cap
Whoever thought
and scribed these notes on paper is no
genius, but
a god, an all-knowing being,
a piano in human form, just
guiding the hands of its body
to the
right keys with
the perfect amount of force
I can feel the slight pain in my throat that
already
hasn’t had air in it
for the past minute
or so,
as the saltwater rushes
up to the nooks of my eyes,
as if a dam has leaked
But my tears don’t shed because
this music
has frozen time around
me, stopped the fly on the table,
a rustling strand of
hair, a
gasp of breath
All that are moving are the pads of the
fingers, more like
mouths, speaking this act of pure
love and simplicity.


The author's comments:
This poem describes the feeling I have when I hear Fantasy Impromptu.

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on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:12 pm
BlueAstronaut PLATINUM, Herndon, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Tiny curtains open and we hear the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks"




Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse

Pianos are gods trapped in wood. Ivory teeth. Hair strung tight. Please them, and they will sing. Keep them happy, they'll treat you right. I greet mine every morning, and blanket him each night. I know he'd appreciate you and your words much more than mine.

on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:21 pm
Music4Life GOLD, Duluth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a complicated journey. It's like you're on a roller coaster and you have a blind fold on so that you can't see the twists and turns that are up ahead."

Beautiful! I'm a total band geek, and at my school's winter band concert, one of the kids played "Fantasy Impromptu" and it was amazing. Reading this poem, knowing that that is the song that inspired it, I can hear it and see his fingers flying across the keys of the baby grand piano. Absolutely amazing.

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on Dec. 20 2009 at 8:44 pm
Kailli BRONZE, Brainerd, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"He who runs after bus,will soon be tired."
~Alex Resch~

I love this poem. Keep on writing!

on Sep. 10 2009 at 7:50 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Love this! I play piano too, and I totally understand the feeling, although usually, when I'm playing for people, I mess up rather than play well. However, when I'm playing for myself I play better. Anyways, really really really well written, I love it!

Lainee said...
on Aug. 30 2009 at 2:13 pm
That was amazing, completely fazing.

I could almost hear the music, your music, playing just outside the reaches of my mind, echoing around the outside of my ear... Keep playing. Please, keep playing.

on Aug. 2 2009 at 3:10 am
RadioShower PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
Emo is imaginary - Gerard Way
Normalness leads to sadness -Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

nice!(I live in NM too) Keep wrighting

on Apr. 24 2009 at 9:55 pm
very nice! VERY NICE! you should be a journalisT! your writing is esquisit! YOUR POEMS ROCK THE WORLD! just like yoU! see you monday! love ya! (= CODEREDCARROTQUEEN




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