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I Love You Like a Bach Sarabande MAG

December 26, 2012
By ottersarah SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
ottersarah SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
9 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everywhere, man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is only the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and his weaknesses

We will sit by the fire in
the days after Christmas
as you hum “Friendly Persuasion” and
lean against my shoulder.

We will watch as the world
slowly melts the
winter that has lasted
our entire lives.

We will tuck our instruments
under our chins
(You on viola and me on violin)
and converse with lustful phrases in
the manner of lovers.

This cadence has a tragic decrescendo.

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on Jan. 17 2014 at 1:47 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
46 articles 0 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Stunning. You've somehow made all the lines turn into musical phrases. I especially love the last line.

on Dec. 30 2012 at 12:59 pm
HPRGSuperFan GOLD, Indian Creek, Illinois
12 articles 6 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

This is SOOOO beautiful! I play the viola, and not only is it awesome to be mentioned in such a cool poem, but it's nice to finally have someone know what a viola is. Ha, ha--I'll be sure to check out more of your stuff!

on Dec. 30 2012 at 11:17 am
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
6 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This poem is amazing:) I love the stanza about "melting the winter away"! I play cello so this poem especially speaks to me! I will check out more of your poems, be sure to check out mine!

Beef. PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 30 2012 at 12:07 am
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
29 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

I swear I can hear the tearful symphony in the background on this one