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Poetry competition entry 2017: For the love of music

July 29, 2017


A long slender neck

With a copious body

Bulging at the sides

Contours on the flanks


A long slender neck

Topped with a handcrafted head

Sparking hardware

Lining one side

Bands of steel

Hover over abalone

Mother of Pearl

And stainless rows


Massaged by fingertips

Along a slender neck

Strings screaming ballad

For tuned ears


Arpeggiating melody

And symphony

Ears are pricked

A tender lullaby voiced


A passion is the fuel

Fingers move intentionally

But without the discipline

A log of sound-wood rots.


© Hayden Macdonald




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One Comment
  1. PETER ZOBIAN permalink

    I like Ogden Nash’s short poem entitled, “Fleas”: Adam had-em.

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