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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nearly Silent

there is a calming 
constancy 
to the percussive 
thrumming
a nearly silent
jazz
lullabye
gospel
klez
chopin?
fingers moving 
with wild precision
across the keys
this is all I hear 
through two closed doors
a hall in between
he plays his weighted 
Kurzweil
headset on
so that the "real" sound 
is completely his own
ll lll ll lll ll lll ll lll ll lll
music
the balm that 
soothes 
his busy mind 
replenishing
his gentle soul
while I
drift into 
sleep


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1 11 11, could almost be a keyboard too (I'm just sayin')

31 comments:

  1. music sure is balm to the soul. as are your words describing it.

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  2. love the post
    wishing you a a year filled with joy
    Pete

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  3. Love the composition of your gentle words and piano keys. Nicely done.

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  4. So much suggested and told so well in so few words.
    Judy

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  5. I could almost 'see' a melody in the way your wrote ...

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  6. i love the words ... both in image in content...

    beautiful!

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  7. Thanks for my moment of zen today (and inspiration to rehearse for my Taos gig! )

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  8. I love how you put this one together with the keys in the middle of the poem. So soothing...........

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  9. I really enjoyed this. I love music and I love the way you describe it in this poem.

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  10. Lovely post Laura! I like the picture too:-)
    Only play guitar my self..

    Have a blessed week, hugs from Tania

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  11. ah that is beautiful...i want to hear that music cause it sure sounds peaceful...

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  12. I can hear those piano notes in my heart sweet Laura
    perfect pice

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  13. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. This was written about and for my husband...those are his fingertips on the keyboard. We met because I heard him playing...and I followed his music down the hall in the music building at college...I met his soul through music before I saw his face.

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  14. What a lovely, peaceful poem, Laura. It is so gentle on the soul and mind.

    Thank you! A lovely, lovely oneshot~

    Lady Nyo

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  15. beautiful poem Laura X

    i wonder, do you feel something in your spirit changing as you simplify life into less words.... my sense is that it would change anyone.

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  16. I love this - the words along that beautiful photo. Words as music... Love, Silke

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  17. I want someone to play music in the next room while I drift off to sleep. Sounds like the perfect background for sleep and dreams.

    I noticed the 1/11/11 today when I wrote a check. I wished I had something planned to remember the day by, but alas I just bought groceries.

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  18. Oh, my gosh, i loved this post! It so made me flash to memories of when my Sweetheart plays on his electric Kawai with his headphones on. I can hear him thumping away and at the same time just barely getting hints of the notes through his headphones in the bedroom while I lie in bed drifting off to bed.

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  19. Balm Boogie




    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  20. "I met his soul through music before I saw his face." What a lovely, lovely sentiment. And how lovely to that you appreciate his playing, his music. My mom always loved to hear my play and I miss having her to play for.
    Great noticing on the 1.11.11!

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  21. Beautiful and soothing. I love the picture of the keys.
    :)

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  22. Your poem reads like music, especially when you hit on the word blends with k, c, and s sounds. A pleasure to read. cheers

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  23. Great meditative mood here, and as Adam said, excellent use of word blends to help us "hear." Also, the 1/11/11 thing is pretty cool!

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  24. I love the music of the poem, there on virtually every line. It's almost as if I can hear it.

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  25. oh, I feel especially lucky to have read your comment now as well.
    how gorgeous, the word, the images,
    the love.

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  26. Nice flow in the words, very musical like the picture. :)

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  27. A beautiful music.. lovely song.. I liked it. Thanks for sharing...


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