Tagged: piano

mom is playing the

mom is playing the
piano on a summer
afternoon, daddy

and i secretly listen
in so she doesn’t get nervous
.
20220901:1701
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we take turns playing

we take turns playing
the piano for the deer
napping in the yard,

the hummingbirds sword dance out
of rhythm, flashing their wings
.
20220823:1934
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dad is teaching mom

dad is teaching mom
to play mozart’s turkish march
on the piano –

on a southern summer friday,
each note lands sticky with doubt
.
20220819:1557
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on the surface, für

on the surface, für
elise does not make a splash,
opting to reflect

our tiniest deviations,
a simple sophistication
.
20220323:1946
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on an overgrown

on an overgrown
path, unwalked walks fold into
majestic cranes, wings

stretch towards filtered light where
we can still dream of meeting
.
20210827:1914
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the page-turner is

the page-turner is
a partner in crime whether
the notes fall into

place or begin to hit the
fan – late night chamber music
.
20160512:0702
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you are practicing

you are practicing
Bartók when the elephant
suddenly escapes,

staggering out of the grand
piano, during the eighth bar
.
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when the Mephisto

when the Mephisto
Waltz
came on the radio
this morning, i
remember your glee
that one hot Florida
summer, putting
your whole body
into melting
the piano, two
hands easily
spanning more
than blue skies.
we all knew we
would make
it one day, those
lucky enough to
dream about
floating away
.
20150417:0932
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in the drawing room

in the drawing room
before sunrise, our piano
is picking up your
Japanese
darkness swallows
the translation, but
the influence
strikes memories
out of my sleep
.
20140930:0846
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in the pentatonic

in the pentatonic
drip
of Colin
McPhee, the
radiator dared
to tune his flute,
nearly catching
up beneath the
layers of
ostinati, with
a strained
persistence
between a handful
of parallel fifths
and finally
hitting the
downbeat just
shy of the gong
.
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