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When her harp sings a minimalistic symphony

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A youtube video illustrating the talents of Harp player Anne Vanschothorst adding her composition for harp, based on my poem "A whiter shade of blue"


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When her harp sings a minimalistic symphony

doughty fingers dance
strumming intense soft and strong 
on thin steel harp-strings

spring breezes' equal
myriad strings resonate
mesmerizing piece

floating on sound waves
thoughts wandering far away
heart and soul travel

oak butterflies soar
from strong transparent wired strings 
and stroking trumpets

life's rhythm vanishes
breath and heartbeat adopted
by gently touched strings

tantalizing clouds
enchanting passionate sounds
dictating life's rhythms

through alluring notes
I nestle from head to toe
in soft cushioned chairs

from intimate depths 
muted and exuberant 
gusts of warm heartbeats

heartstrings in music
angelic and hypnotic 
crystalline oak sounds

PS.
Harp player Anne Vanschothorst just does it... with her music... as described in this poem.  

Under "About this poem" two of my favorite pieces of her and her piece for harp based on my poem "A whiter shade of blue"

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  1. Date: 5/8/2014 3:48:00 PM
    Lovely... makes you almost hear music.

  1. Date: 5/8/2014 10:24:00 AM
    ...and back again...this time with merited congratulations....paul

  1. Date: 5/8/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Elly, Elly, you know this poem's breathtaking.. Love it.. . Thank you so much for enjoying and supporting my "ANY POEM" contest...... Stop by my latest blog --Raindrops and roses-- if you'd like to receive a cute Congratulations. Wishing all winning poets a great day. Love Linda :-)

  1. Date: 4/6/2014 7:17:00 AM
    These haikus are beautiful and rhythmic. I could almost hear the harp singing in your words.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 4/6/2014 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Click "About this poem" and YOU can REALLY hear her play her harp............ ENJOY! Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 5:08:00 PM
    I can just crawl into the space between the notes, and with a flight of my imagination gives way to a healing of the soul. A fabulous Haiku Elly. Thanks for stopping my and reading my poetry - Connie

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/27/2014 3:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Connie - TY for such a heartfelt comment. Wooow. Check the "About this poem" button - and you can see and hear briefly what I heard. LOL Elly
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 8:11:00 AM
    Very descriptive and expressive work..The modern Haiku is a great medium to translate our thoughts into being..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/29/2014 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Sara for the read and the comment. Dutch greetings. Elly
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Hi, I particularly like this poem as the few times I have listened to harp music I have been enthralled. I should buy a CD soon. All the best Theresa xx

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/23/2014 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Theresa.. Glad you enjoyed the read and took the time to let me know.... Awesome... Wish you could hear what I heard and oftenplay hear again. Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 5:32:00 PM
    Elly, a very strong write that was a joy to read!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 4:16:00 PM
    wow, this is really getting into the beauty of that music. Very nice, Elly. I am going off finally. I think I have been here a long time today!!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/22/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Admit it.... You are addicted... To poetry and poems Two writing and reading (Not just mine!!!!!) :-) LOL Ellie
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 3:26:00 PM
    This is beautiful Elly. It touched the strings of my heart. :) // paul

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/22/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As "Anne Vanschothorst" did with her music while I repeatedly listened .......... Ty for reading and commenting.............. I appreciate!! Dutch Greetings and again, thanks Elly