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That Old Violin of Mine

I have several newer of quality,
But I suspect, my favorite is still
that old violin of mine:
antique, though not especially valuable...unless
one takes all into account—the sensuous caresses,
countless waxing, mending
and restringing over the years-- 
The imagined Heifetz and Mozart
I have thrilled
in the packed halls of my musical
heart. Oh, not to suggest that I 
think myself a virtuoso to anyone 
but myself and others less critical 
who hear me...for a spirit
in tune makes us all Concert Masters
and great lovers….

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/9/2018 12:24:00 AM
Love the violin and love this poem. :)
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/7/2018 9:32:00 PM
Hi Carole; thank you my friend. Blessings!
Date: 4/28/2018 6:24:00 PM
Violins are to be adored. Violin lessons may be not so, but played with love and a rudimentary expertise (at the least), the music is divine.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/28/2018 10:48:00 PM
They are beautiful; thank you, Lianne. Have a great evening!
Date: 4/26/2018 10:05:00 PM
Enjoyed learning about the care of a precious violin! I’m sure it’s lovely!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/27/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you, Kim; have a great evening my friend!
Date: 4/26/2018 10:44:00 AM
Joe, what a great poem; full of imagination. Play On!!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/26/2018 1:36:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend. Have a great day!!
Date: 4/25/2018 8:59:00 AM
I am enraptued with your poem, Joe! Though I've never played the violin, I am drawn to this instrument in such a musical, mystical and symbolic way.. Your poem is metaphorically beautiful; 'I have thrilled in the packed halls of my musical heart' - pure poetic bliss that I just embrace with all of my heart.. and it is profound; 'for a spirit in tune makes us all Concert Masters and great lovers' - the emotional heights this poetic lines takes me to is beyond Heaven! I love your 'old violin' too, Joe. A fave!! Warmest wishes, my friend..
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/26/2018 9:28:00 AM
Thank you, Susan; your comment really made my day. Blessings my friend.
Date: 4/25/2018 8:55:00 AM
I agree with Victor, great poem Joe..
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Joe DiMino
Date: 4/26/2018 9:31:00 AM
Hi Si; when one has a beautiful spirit, and allows light to shine on it, the response from others of like mind and soul are always positive if not extraordinary. Thank you as always for taking time to review my writing. It means a lot to me.