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Muted Echoes
The echoes of piano notes play softly in my mournful mind as melody so gently floats like ghosts of songs she left behind. My memories are brought to bear, the echoes of piano notes forever floating in the air, as lumps well up in saddened throats. This winter day we don our coats to lay her body down to rest; the echoes of piano notes show sadness in our hearts expressed. The instrument sits dormant now; its presence quietly emotes her playing, as our thoughts allow the echoes of piano notes.
January 28, 2020

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Date: 5/23/2020 7:03:00 PM
Creative and soothing with a vintage touch at the same time. Love the way emotions flow through your beautiful words. Congratulations on your win John :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/24/2020 6:11:00 AM
Thank you, Aditi, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. John
Date: 5/23/2020 1:14:00 PM
Love this musical offering John so well done, congrats on another win with this beauty!
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John Gondolf
Date: 5/23/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thanks, John, I appreciate it.
Date: 2/26/2020 3:46:00 PM
#1, and rising higher all the time. Congrats, John, on your top win with this moving piece! Best always, Gershon
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/27/2020 4:37:00 AM
Thanks, Gershon, I appreciate it.
Date: 2/25/2020 1:20:00 PM
This poem brings back many recollections of my childhood. My mother, fortunately still able to tinkle the ivies, plays the piano and I've great memories of the tunes she was always playing.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/26/2020 4:44:00 AM
Kenneth, glad I was able to bring pleasant memories to mind with this poem. Thanks for the visit. John
Date: 2/22/2020 2:16:00 PM
Excellent poem John…So worthy of #1.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/22/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Charlie, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/21/2020 1:57:00 PM
I haven't been there but I have, Thanks to your Muse, John. XO
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/21/2020 2:14:00 PM
Thank you, Maggie, my muse has been whispering in my ear lately. Hugs, John
Date: 2/16/2020 2:24:00 PM
John, your poem reminds me of my visit to "The Birdcage Saloon" in Tombstone. Visitors can smell the old cigar smoke and hear the upbeat melodies of a piano accompanying dancers and singers. It's a shame pianos fall by the wayside. Bravo on your top win! Congrats, Carolyn
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/17/2020 3:54:00 AM
Thank you, Carolyn, I appreciate it. I have been to that same saloon in Tombstone. Hug’s, John
Date: 2/16/2020 5:50:00 AM
The dormant pianos are winning the show.. Wonderful poem.. Congrats on your great win John..
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/16/2020 5:54:00 AM
Thank you, Jenish, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/15/2020 1:37:00 PM
John, exquisite reminiscence of the person who once played this old, forgotten instrument. Wistfully beautiful. Congrats on your win ~ John
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/15/2020 2:05:00 PM
Thanks, John, I appreciate it.
Date: 2/15/2020 1:01:00 PM
Lovely poem, John. Congrats on your top win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/15/2020 2:04:00 PM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
Your verse is so skillfully done, especially love the line 'like ghosts of songs she left behind' - congratulations on your placement in the contest!
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/15/2020 2:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, Michelle, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. John
Date: 2/15/2020 9:07:00 AM
How nice on a horrible stormy afternoon to read a bunch of quaterns. This was a great choice of refrain John, and it all flowed very naturally and poignantly. Well written.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/15/2020 2:03:00 PM
Thank you, Nina, I appreciate your kind words. John
Date: 2/15/2020 8:27:00 AM
A touching verse John, Very nicely penned, Congrats on your win
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/15/2020 2:02:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph, I appreciate it, and that's for hosting the contest. John
Date: 2/12/2020 7:01:00 AM
Hi John, an excellent poem my friend, but your sadness permeates throughout your write - totally heartfelt from you, and for the reader, pulls at our heart strings! Blessings, Jennifer.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/14/2020 4:34:00 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Jenn, I always appreciate hearing from you. Hugs, John
Date: 2/9/2020 4:33:00 PM
Your poem brought tears to my eyes, John. I can relate to your feelings as my father's instruments became silent too, until my brother started to play them. The haunting music is touching. Beautifully penned! Hugs, Carolyn
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/9/2020 5:00:00 PM
Thank you for your comments, Carolyn. Sorry I brought the sad memories to your mind. Hugs, John
Date: 2/9/2020 12:18:00 PM
wow, this is so melancholy yet so beautiful. Well done with this poem, John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/9/2020 4:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea, I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Date: 2/2/2020 7:21:00 PM
one can hear the echo of the piano playing... this is equally poignant and beautiful John... wonderful write... hugs
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/2/2020 7:42:00 PM
Thank you, Sandy, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. Hugs, John
Date: 2/1/2020 5:39:00 AM
Your lines are written with such melancholy emotions, John. A Quatern requires focus, and you've presented one that evokes the sadness of your theme quite eloquently.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/1/2020 8:03:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Lin, Quaterns do take careful planning to keep the continuity of your thoughts flowing. Hugs, John
Date: 1/28/2020 9:26:00 PM
What a treasured instrument, echoes brought to life by one very talented pen. A FAVE for me! Bravo, Poet! Thanks, Gershon
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/29/2020 6:58:00 AM
Thanks so much for your kind comments, Gershon, and thanks for the fave. John
Date: 1/28/2020 8:30:00 PM
Quite a sad verse John, that sweet music she used to play will aways stay with you. Tom
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/29/2020 6:00:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/28/2020 8:05:00 PM
This is tender and sad, all at the same time. A soft melody playing and tears will linger gently upon the soul. Your thoughts tug deeply at my heart. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/29/2020 4:35:00 AM
Thank you, B, your thoughts and comments and support is a treasure to me. Hugs, John
Date: 1/28/2020 6:36:00 PM
Ah John a beautiful top win my dear friend!;)
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/29/2020 4:32:00 AM
Thank you, Bren, I appreciate you. Hugs, John
Date: 1/28/2020 9:35:00 AM
Excellent quatern John! The mournful refrain benefits form its repetition. Nice use of the form.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/28/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thank you so much, Nina, I appreciate your kind words and thoughts. John