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The Piano

April 12, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


My fingers glide off
Each smooth
And lonesome key.
The bare and exposed walls
Glare down on me.

I can feel the flying notes,
Heavy,
Then light.
Almost tasting bittersweet
In this moonlit night.

Scent of coarse wood
And ivory
Fill the somber room.
The piano vibrates
As echoes bloom.

The tempo slows
To deathly tones
The wooden instrument
Softly groans.

The cries of each key
Can tell
Sorrowful tales.
The music page
Leads the way,
A map to unknown trails.

Drapes waltz to the harmony,
Driven by the wind.
Sunshine peeks through
The open windows;
Night is almost at end.

I continue to play;
These particular notes
May
Make you smile.
Mournful music leaves behind
A tune I’ve known for a while.

Chirping birds fly on
The still,
Stone windowsill.
They’re songs matching,
They’re goal is to fulfill.

Like the notes
Around the room,
Let the rhythm
Sway you.
It’s really quite amazing
What a piano
Can do.


The author's comments:
The feeling of pure peace through music...

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midnightwoah said...
on Aug. 4 2014 at 11:23 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

Agreed, Piano player unite (a.k.a beginners piano for me). I enjoy reading poetry about instruments, they deserve it anyway. I tried to write a little about the piano in "Unwritten". Very vell, poetic, musical and inspiring!

on Jul. 8 2013 at 7:24 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Piano players unite!! I took lessons for 7 years until i couldnt anymore and man do i miss it! I love the dark to light you captured here and it truly shows the range of a piano. amazing :) keep rockin han

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 13 2013 at 6:21 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thanks soooo mcuh! :)

Soccer23 GOLD said...
on May. 13 2013 at 4:59 pm
Soccer23 GOLD, Rockton, Illinois
11 articles 11 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

I absoluty love it. being a piano player myself i can relate to it extremly well. It is able to paint a picture in your head.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 5 2013 at 4:53 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Aww thx Alex! :) means a lot, and I'm sure you'll be a famous author one day too

on May. 5 2013 at 1:27 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

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

I love this poem. I can really connect to it, since I play piano. I like how you made your lines short and sweet. You just said a couple words, but I could image it all in my mind.

on May. 4 2013 at 9:30 pm
Alex_Writer GOLD, West Palm Beach, Florida
18 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

I remember this poem!  Loved it from the start.  You used ryhming in the poem extremely well and kept me reading.  Your absolutly great at bring images and pictures to the reader's mind.  Flying notes!  Lonesome Pianos!  The Sunishine Peeking Through The Windows!  Keep up the great work, I just know you'll be a professional writer one day :)

on May. 4 2013 at 4:58 am
ChocolateLove SILVER, Warsaw, Other
5 articles 6 photos 158 comments
Simply amazing, a lot of great images and rhymes :)

on May. 3 2013 at 11:33 am
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

I really love the rhyming you use, its very cool.  I play piano, and this is a great desciption of that experience :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 2 2013 at 5:11 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 love playing the piano. So obviously I love this poem. It's music to my ears. Music and poetry are pretty much the same thing. And the piano is the best instrument. Hands down!! ^u^

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 1 2013 at 4:46 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thanks so much! Means a lot!

swat17 SILVER said...
on Apr. 30 2013 at 8:41 pm
swat17 SILVER, Mineral, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 34 comments
This piece is beautifully written! It flows perfectly and the imagery is wonderful. Awesome job! 5/5 for sure

on Apr. 29 2013 at 7:15 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Wow! This is really good. It flow amazingly, it's visual, and emotion bleeds through perfectly.

on Apr. 22 2013 at 3:12 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

pure music its the same exact feeling of gliding your hands over the major and minor keys giving  asong and your own taste your words glided together in a work of art in its self

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 18 2013 at 5:18 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank u so much! I really appreciate ur feedback :P

on Apr. 18 2013 at 4:48 pm
livebeautifulx3, Whitestone, New York
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

Your rhyming is so good! This poem accurately represents how playing the piano feels like; it's beautiful :)