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The Space that's within -

The atmosphere is electric with joyous anticipation
The musicians are readying themselves to perform
 You know some of the pieces that are on the programme
You settle yourself down and switch off your phone.

The concert is starting - the atmosphere changes
An energy filters to all in the room. 
A tuning of instruments, the looking at scores
Some rustling of programmes, a settling of bones -
The conductor emerges to a rapturous applause.

The greeting of musicians, old protocols fulfilling
This fuss gives importance to composers long dead
The excitement is rising – the audience is waiting - then
A gentle quiet plucking - a crash of brass cymbals -
Violinists  synergistically wielding their bows. 

Wind takes up some threads of the melody
Soprano in blue sings out from her soul
Her face is mirroring a wealth of emotion
Slow melody – a gradual build up - a crescendo sublime.

A solo on viola – entwined with some oboe -
Conductor is dancing – the harpist entrancing
Percussion joy-riding 
- an excitement of sound
Invades your serenity –

You sit up straight – alert to the music – 
Absorbing it all with each cell of your being
A smile on his face, your companion leans over –
“Keep this in your mind for when you grow older,
It will delight you!”

Copyright © Liz Walsh

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  1. Date: 4/19/2011 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Kristen Bruni's contest "Soul Tunes" Liz. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 6:49:00 AM
    There is nothing quit like it, is there? Wonderful vivid picture you paint as I commented before. Great writing Liz. Many congrats on your WIN, Lainie

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 2:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserving win in the contest, Liz. Enjoy your win! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 7:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on the ninth place win in the contest, Liz

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 4:52:00 PM
    Congrats Liz on your wonderful win in the Soul Tunes contest.. an amazing write luv..enjoy your sweet success...

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 3:05:00 PM
    Liz, this is EXCELLENT! No wonder it is being featured. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 11:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week Liz. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Congrats on being featured this week. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 6:40:00 AM
    Liz, you should enter this in the Member's Contest - Soul Tunes.Many congrats on this feature of the week. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Liz

  1. Date: 9/11/2010 6:14:00 AM
    Absolutely loved this prose of yours ,Liz. It reminds me of some of my friend Daver Austin's wonderful writes on this subject here in poetry soup Bravo. I enjoyed reading your poems today ...Thank you for the entertainment! God bless you-Robert

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 9:36:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry Liz. Poets here offer such diverse writings and to me it is a pleasure to read each and everyone. I will not be here at the Soup to read from Friday through Monday. I hope you will find mountains of inspiration during that time. I look forward to reading when I return. Have a great weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 5:03:00 AM
    Well expressed thoughts. I enjoyed the write, Liz