A Poem by Emma Ruth


I sit silent, serene, pristine keyed:

Everything is black and white.

My strings are still, as my indifferent will;

All is calm, tranquil,




You press your nimble fingers to my ivory,

Gently so at first;

C major, four / four time - into a simple melody -

I am immersed.


My body, my soul reverberate as you dictate,

The notation of my mind.

With every quaver, you are my saviour,

You and I, entwined…


Play me, major to minor,

Make me happy, make me sad:

Every performance will last in resonance;

I’ve lost the key I had.


And within the bars of the final stave,

No trill, no legato, no crescendo will save,

The syncopated discord I sustain:

Your music, puppeteer;

Listen to me - I am insane.

© 2014 Emma Ruth

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Love the title and the content of your poetry was great...

Posted 9 Years Ago

It makes me wonder if I have my keys in my possession.
It has a great insight and a wonderful meaning which may be perceived by intelligent ones.
Thanks for crafting such a lovely work.:)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Emma Ruth

9 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review my work, it means so much and I'm so glad you enjoy.. read more

9 Years Ago

This is really my pleasure,dear poet.:)
Fantastic.....absolutely fantastic.

I'll tell you Emma, that for me whenever writing an ever prevalent concern is form - making sure, that as well as expressing yourself with honesty, you also do so with clarity; well, what I was thinking as I was reading your poem just a few moments ago was how it was so well linguistically crafted.

So well, I was able to enjoy your poem, because of how correctly you'd arranged your wording.

You can never fail to notice it, when it's so blatantly there......intelligent writing.

Emma......that poem, was an absolute true professional work of art; one of the very best poems I've so far read.

"My strings are still, as my indifferent will"/ "You and I, entwined"/ "Make me happy, make me sad:"

Posted 9 Years Ago

Emma Ruth

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work and to write such a lovely, in depth review - .. read more
Wow. Beautifully written and achingly touching. Melodious as love...Bravo...................

Posted 9 Years Ago

Emma Ruth

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind review - it really means so much :)
Sami Khalil

9 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)..........................

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Added on February 25, 2014
Last Updated on February 25, 2014


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