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Below is the poem entitled Violin which was written by poet Elaine George. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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.                                              She sleeps in her rose wood bed,
                                                  under a blanket of velvet red;
                                                   old and alone and forgotten,
                                           she dreams of the love she once had.
                                              Once again she recalls his caress
                                                      on the curve of her hips
                                                                and her breast
                                                         as he moved his bow
                                                      on the strings of her soul,
                                                             playing her sound
                                                    'til his passion was spent.
                                           They traveled the whole world over,
                                                      to every city and town;
                                              the maestro, his bow and violin,
                                                 bringing each curtain down.
                                               He died in a cry of sweet refrain,
                                               clutching her strings to his heart; 
                                            as he fell to the floor in a final encore,
                                                       tearing her world apart.
                                           So she sleeps in her rose wood bed,
                                                  under a blanket of velvet red;
                                                         her strings still filled 
                                                    with the song of her soul,
                                                        etched by the maestro
                                                               that loved her
                                                               so long ago!


                                                          Author:  Elaine George

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 3:11:00 AM


  1. Date: 12/14/2013 6:35:00 PM

    Absolutely wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:34:00 AM

    This is so beautifully written! I love all your vivid references to this violins soul! Bravo!

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 10:31:00 AM

    The strings of her soul...the song of her soul... so long ago! Exquisite!

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:04:00 PM

    Elaine, I HAD seen it before. I can see my comment to you back when I first met you and how much I had loved it. Which international contest did you win with it?

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:01:00 PM

    Very well written love tale. It really stirs the heartstrings :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:39:00 AM

    I JUST LOVE reading it over and over again!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:52:00 AM


  1. Date: 1/19/2013 5:12:00 PM

    This is beautiful. Thank you.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:35:00 PM

    An amazing poem Elainer; so filled with pathos and sadness. You gave a soul to this violin and its song will live forever. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:43:00 AM

    Dear long since you have been here.......but re-reading your poem stirs up my wishing to say hello, and tell you how much your poetry still brings emotion to each word. You are missed....but I do hope all is well. Carrie

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:53:00 AM

    This is so sad and so beautifully written. I just love this poem.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:37:00 AM

    so very romantic lovely personification WOW I haven't heard from you in SO long! How are you? Where are you? Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 7:28:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading this, well done.

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 9:02:00 AM

    Elaine, you use very touching words, beautiful.. Ellie

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 7:58:00 PM

    My favourite poem! Your work is so touching.

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:21:00 PM

    well, I can cetainly see how you won with this. It's simply divine and could win in almost any contest you entered it in!! I am staring to overflow in my favs box. Can we put as many favs as we want in our box, Elaine? I am certianly adding this one in!

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 5:16:00 AM

    I know this one, Lainie. Congrats once again. A winner is always a winner. BIG LOVE, daver

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 3:37:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 7:18:00 PM

    Always been on my Favorite Poem List and here it appears again. One of the great writes here at the Soup being revisited! Beautifully written, Elaine !!

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:23:00 PM

    Elaine, congrats with your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:14:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning masterpiece being featured once again! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:22:00 PM

    Congrats Lainie on your creative personification being featured again. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:50:00 AM

    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:12:00 AM

    Congrats on your feature poem this week Elaine Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

    Hello Elaine, very nice piece. I enjoyed reading it. MIre success and congratulations for being featured this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 10/25/2008 9:15:00 AM

    The poems on my Favorite Poems list are alphabetized but someone wisely listed this one first ... smile ... I love reading it and its still the best ever!