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Pride of Place - My Mother's Piano

Pride of Place - My Mother's Piano My mother’s hands on ivory keys wove enchanted runes Then flew across the keyboard in musical monsoons Notes of black and white in song serenades communed She coaxed the claviature to plaintive and musical cartoons. Eighty-eight keys remember days of Claire de Lune, Sonatas lyrical shimmers recall enchantments of the moon, Bewitching notes that bloomed in l’apres midi afternoons Reminisce now that her treasured piano graces my front room. 2-7-22 Contest: Pride of Place Sponsor: Julie Ward

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Date: 2/13/2022 12:24:00 AM
Congratulations Sam, that must have been wonderful listening to your Mother play, and that you now have her beloved piano at home, do you still play? Angie :)
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Date: 2/12/2022 7:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A wonderful write filled with wonderful memories. Great memories are the best. You were very lucky. Have a great/blessed~~day/weekend writing away................
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Date: 2/12/2022 12:28:00 AM
I love every musical note of this, and every touching reminiscence of your mother playing the soundtrack of your childhood on this piano that now fills your room with memories of her, even as it once filled the air with her music. So enchanting to me, always, to read you writing about music. I know how much it means to you. Beautifully composed, dear friend, I will be humming of afternoon fauns and moonlight and Claire of the moon all day now. A fave for me. God bless ~ John
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Date: 2/8/2022 12:36:00 PM
Sam, You have many fond recollections of your mother's Piano. Her instrument will produce some of the most beautiful music, I guess. This is a lovely poem, and it's a great entry in the contest. Win Big
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/9/2022 11:09:00 AM
Thank you so much Lasaad! Even now there are certain pieces of music that she played that bring back the memory of her hands on the keys. I am so glad you enjoyed this memory and the music in it! Hope you are well! Sending you joyful notes of blessing.
Date: 2/7/2022 11:38:00 PM
Wow, an excellent entry, one super poem. Good Look. Harry
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/8/2022 10:26:00 AM
Thank you so much Harry! This contest theme really brought a :) to my heart as I remembered the many times she played that piano and, in her own way, encouraged my love for music. And, by her example encouraged me to develop my gift for music. So grateful for your encouraging words! Sending you blessings of gladness and joy!
Date: 2/7/2022 9:56:00 PM
This is so lovely ! Your mother's Plano brings in a torrent of beautiful memories ! From her Piano, I assume heavenly symphonies flowed , A great entry.... Best of luck Sam
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/8/2022 10:21:00 AM
Hi Valsa! So grateful for your lovely feedback. Thank you. There are pieces of music and songs I will always associate with her. One year at Christmas she trained the neighborhood girls to sing carols so we could go caroling. She taught me the harmony to Silver Bells on that piano. Many thanks for your good wishes for the contest. Blessings of joy to you!
Date: 2/7/2022 4:06:00 PM
Stunning remembrance of your Mother who graced your life with the music that filled your life. So touching! Good Luck in the contest! :)Paulette
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 2/8/2022 10:15:00 AM
Thank you so much Paulette. Sunday afternoons were often filled with the sound of my mother playing the piano and singing. It is an indelible memory. I feel so blessed to have her piano. Sending you blessings :)"