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MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Ambition is to play the Cello
Becoming a most talented fellow
Cellists make such sumptuous sounds
Delighting audiences the whole world round
Encouragement to take up lessons
From former cellist Hubert Hasbeen
Grimacing when he hears me play
Hasbeen lasted a week and a day
I was downhearted ~ I began to cry
Just when I spied her grandeur from the corner of my eye
Keyboard ~ Kettle drum ~ neither one did I desire
Laughing loudly I had found the one to set the world on fire
My heart it skipped a beat as I approached her silver feet
Nothing else would do for me the sound was so unique
Once I stood in front of her she smiled ~ it was so sweet
Playfully I stroked her keys as I began to feel at ease
Quivering with excitement and dropping to my knees
Resolute to practice every day and every night
Stoically determined to reach my ultimate peak 
The Royal Philharmonic well they called me up one day
Unknown to me they’d heard my work and wanted me to play
Vowing to do my very best
When I auditioned with the rest
Xylophonist extraordinaire 
Yells and cheers from all my peers
Zenith reached as played Pythagoras’ music of the spheres

Written 9th February 2020

Contest ABECEDARIAN 
Sponsor Caren Krutsinger
1st PLACE

Contest Strand Select J
Sponsor Brian Strand 
2nd PLACE

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Date: 3/7/2020 2:30:00 PM
A lyrical delight Ann. Congratulations on your First Placement! xxoo
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 3/17/2020 6:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie for your lovely comments. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 3/3/2020 11:09:00 PM
Wonderful musical treat.. Great win Ann..
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 3/17/2020 6:40:00 PM
Bless you Jenish for your beautiful comment. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 3/3/2020 5:52:00 PM
Lovely poem, Ann. Congrats on your well deserved top win.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 3/4/2020 3:51:00 PM
Bless you dear Line I really appreciate your kind words of support - thank you... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 3/3/2020 9:40:00 AM
Beautiful musical theme.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 3/4/2020 3:50:00 PM
Thank you so much Juliet for your beautiful comment, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 3/3/2020 1:02:00 AM
Back with an awesome 1st place win. Hugs Eve
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 3/3/2020 1:13:00 AM
Wow, thank you so much dear Eve, it is 7.00 am here in the UK and I have just woken up to your news of my win! Thanks for your lovely hugs. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/13/2020 7:37:00 PM
Bravo, Ann. Awesome energy. Excellence oozes from this one in more ways than one.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/14/2020 12:14:00 PM
Wow, so glad you enjoyed it Line. My one regret is that I myself am not at all talented in that direction, but I would oh so love to be! With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/11/2020 12:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in the Strand's contest and I hope you will do better with this one. A sensitive poem well worth a high placement. Hugs.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/14/2020 12:12:00 PM
Many thanks dear Victor for your congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/10/2020 10:40:00 PM
So delightful, Ann. You so beautifully built this poem to the Xylophone. Really fun - the story constructed in this exacting format! Congratulations. Enjoyed it!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/10/2020 11:34:00 PM
Wow, thank you Sam for your amazing comments, so glad you liked it. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/10/2020 4:29:00 PM
Love the verse and the excitement of playing the Xylophonist.Good luck in the contest. Since Caren didn't ask for new I entered an old write called, Enchanted Voyage. Thank you for the congratulations on POTD. Hugs Eve
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/10/2020 11:33:00 PM
Many thanks dear Eve for your lovely comments and good luck with your poem too. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/10/2020 2:08:00 PM
Brilliantly composed Ann, you've made this look easy, good luck. Tom
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/10/2020 11:31:00 PM
Thank you so much Tom for your encouraging words. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/10/2020 12:33:00 PM
Wow ann this abecadarian is a poetic masterpiece and music to my ears! Into my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/10/2020 1:13:00 PM
Gosh Jan, what a fabulous comment and thanks so much for the fave. I have always admired musicians, who often make it look so easy, but of course in reality they spend many hours each day practising to reach that standard. Sadly I am not at all musical, but watch in awe these incredibly talented musicians. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 2/9/2020 2:46:00 PM
Such a superb write Ann, love your A to Z system, truly super! I love the Cello myself, having various Cello favourites , my favourite is Sol Gabetta a truly amazing artist. Blessings always,Gordon
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 2/9/2020 4:20:00 PM
Thanks so much Gordon for your encouraging comments, I truly appreciate them my friend. I saw the most amazing cellist last year at the Royal Albert hall. He was lead cellist with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and his performance inspired me to write my poem called A MOST TALENTED FELLOW. HIs name is Jesper Svenberg, you can see him play on utube. I hope you are keeping safe during this latest storm to hit the UK. With kindest thoughts Ann xx