Ode to a piano

Two hands in practiced grace,
Glide skillfully across the piano's face.
The fingers move as if they dance,
Each in their own disciplined stance.
The keys appear separate in black and white,
But they float as one in musical flight.
Ebony and ivory may be set apart,
Combined they create harmonious art.
From sheet to brain the notes are fed,
Adeptly into chords they're wed.
Eighty eight keys with a common goal,
To realize the dream within your soul.

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Submitted by four_2n81 on January 08, 2022

Modified on April 17, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 450
Words 90
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Henry Louis White

Sang for a living ,(ahem) all my life, wrote a bunch of poetry over the years and lost it all. I took on jobs to subsidize my life, cooking, dry wall, plastering etc. more…

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  • johnc.22519
    I've often wondered if the pleasure of music can be expressed in poems. So far, the answer was No for me. Thus, all the more pleasure from reading yours. John
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • four_2n81
      I thank you for your heartfelt comment on my poem, I've always used music to my benefit. It has always been my release!
      LikeReply2 years ago


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