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Gould's humming

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Gould's humming

In the first aria he begins to hum.
This is the trace of true art and magic.
Ghostly. 
At one with the music but different and beyond. 
An hors-texte someone might say.
I ponder the enduring nature of this experience, 
this ghost of the artist, 
unbidden, improvised, unscored, not even beautiful, 
but it becomes what I listen for each time:
To search again for the traces of the dead in our lives. 

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  1. Date: 8/15/2010 4:03:00 PM

    Thanks for your welcoming comments, all. Yes, this poem does refer To Glenn Gould, and his habit of humming sometimes oddly as he recorded his music.

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 5:19:00 PM

    Wow excellent poem. Welcome to the soup

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 9:06:00 PM

    Your poem is captivating reading it, it was as if the world slowed down around me. Not many poems have an effect like that

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 8:51:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Jeff. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 10:06:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed your creative write..looking forwrd to many more ..with luv..