Monday Ballad

Monday Ballad

A Poem by Aly Caine
"

We all know the rise and fall of the day.

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a slow, mellow chord is struck
softly in the background
more static than music as the sun rises


but gradually it grows louder
new notes plucking a higher tone
steady, steady, but strong and comforting


someone fiddles with the right end of a keyboard
quick draws of bow across violin string accompany
not fast, not overboard, but brisk


tempo drops again, piano lost to soothing
sad violin notes humming and hovering around
a solo to the afternoon


for a brief moment, everything stops
silence
then back in again with careful clamor
an orchestra illuminating evening
invigorating and inviting
mission worthy music


short-lived, the tune falls again
gradually, steadily, eventually
until only soft notes on white keys
remain in the moonlight
and sing a soul to sleep

© 2015 Aly Caine


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I loved the metaphor!

I love music ... it lifts my soul when days are dark and helps me keep my mood high on days when the sun shines at it's brightest. I am far from an accomplished musician, keeping my musical talent to quiet notes when I am on my own, but I could relate to the musical references.

If music is like food for the soul ... then mine must be horribly obese

Keep writing! Your words are inspired :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Interesting. What was the basis for the poem? It sounds like you may have been listening to some sort of orchestra music.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Aly Caine

4 Years Ago

Actually, I found this prompt online that was like 'describe a day using something different, like m.. read more
this poem...was....great! I happen to play the
violin, and that described it perfectly!
I could almost hear the music!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Aly Caine

4 Years Ago

Great! I'm glad. I don't actually play any instruments, so describing them is always an experience x.. read more
A very nice ballad.
"tempo drops again, piano lost to soothing
sad violin notes humming and hovering around
a solo to the afternoon"
I like the places and the thoughts in the poetry. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved the metaphor!

I love music ... it lifts my soul when days are dark and helps me keep my mood high on days when the sun shines at it's brightest. I am far from an accomplished musician, keeping my musical talent to quiet notes when I am on my own, but I could relate to the musical references.

If music is like food for the soul ... then mine must be horribly obese

Keep writing! Your words are inspired :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: music, piano, keyboard, violin, orchestra, ballad, monday, tempo, tune, evening, morning, humming, soft

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