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The Solo Pianist

Another Sunday evening at the street-corner next to the coffee parlour, overlooking the ocean The solo pianist with desert-lime eyes sits once-again on the piano chair. His hair,a Honeysuckle-brown with a salt and pepper tint sways in the summer breeze under the old wrought iron street-lamp. Passers-by gather in a crowd and listen to symphonic sounds. Like on those many yesterdays when She sat down on the old oak wooden bench to listen to his baritone voice and melodic tune Close enough, to capture the glow upon his face through the soft embrace of a cradle-moon. His fatigued- hands wear early youth which match the embers of his heart His fingers bleed between the keys of black and white, as crimson red wakes up the passion-rose inside. Before each note, within each pause Its there He thinks of her .. The one who turned his every page The brown -eyed ,sun-kissed island girl. All vibrant colours fill up his mind Her somber soul He seeks to find Her shadow still craves to belong wrapped in his arms and every song.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/20/2017 2:56:00 PM
Charmaine, I use to have a boyfriend a long time ago, he played the piano as well as the accordion. Your poem bright me memories of him. Enjoyed this poem.
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Date: 4/4/2017 1:08:00 AM
Hi Charmaine, what a beautiful write. What were they playing? Ive got Beethovens Emperor concerto playing in my head the whole week.
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Date: 3/24/2017 12:04:00 AM
Wow Charmaine, this is a great one. : ) I love the story and the sensory deliciousness all the way through. 'Cradle-moon' YEAH!!
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Date: 3/19/2017 9:10:00 PM
it sang a beautiful tune through your pen charmaine i pray you have a blessed week pal
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Date: 3/19/2017 12:47:00 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful Charmaine:-)
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Date: 3/18/2017 5:51:00 PM
Now I'm sure you knew I would love this one. You write so beautifully and melodic that your words have me hearing a wondrous song in my mind as I read this. Playing piano with a beautiful woman sharing the bench...there is nothing better. An amazing poem my sweet friend.
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Date: 3/17/2017 1:45:00 PM
Hello Charmaine. Allow me to simply say this entry is beautiful and at top level. I so enjoyed the theme Music and romance a winning combination. Bless the pianist and bless the soul he is craving. It was an honor and pleasure to turn to your page this afternoon. Well done entirely.
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Date: 3/17/2017 1:20:00 AM
How, sweetly romantic and beautifully expressed, Charmaine! My grandfather played piano and had a baritone voice. I imagine that when they were young, my grandmother would lovingly listen to him play...this is the image your tender poem conjures for me...a must fave! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 3/16/2017 11:54:00 PM
Charmaine, I LOVE this poem, these lines: "The solo pianist with desert-lime eyes // sits once-again on the piano chair. // His hair,a Honeysuckle-brown // with a salt and pepper tint". // And all the rest of it. Beautiful poetry.
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Date: 3/16/2017 6:57:00 AM
I love the descriptions in this very sweet poem, Charmaine.
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Date: 3/16/2017 4:44:00 AM
This is full of longing Charmaine, A lovely enchanting write, enjoyed it!! Best Wishes Kevin
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Date: 3/16/2017 3:13:00 AM
This poem sang to my heart and soul Charmaine. I simply loved it...the passion, the beauty, the lyrical sensibilities, with imagery that is palpable. One of your best and into my Faves! Happy St. Paddy's Day! Hugs, Connie 7 : )
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Date: 3/16/2017 2:16:00 AM brought the musician to life with sensitivity, heart and a note of love. I often stop to listen and your poem tenderly conveys what may be 'unseen' is 'felt' through delicate notes. Lovely writing:-) a joy to read. blessings, lynn
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Date: 3/15/2017 11:31:00 PM
Your poetry is musical notes across the page!
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Date: 3/15/2017 5:32:00 PM
An absolute delight to read with a mystical flowing cadence that welcomes the experience, and ends with a smile. I am captured by the images so skillfully developed by the author and the passion of the words move me. Emile.
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Date: 3/15/2017 5:26:00 PM
A most delightful poem, Charm. I like the image of the piano player, followed by the descriptive setting in the initial part of the poem. His passionate music and song show a chemistry between him and the island girl. The final two lines are a superb climax to the poem. #7++ Regards // paul
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Date: 3/15/2017 1:28:00 PM
What Tim said and a fav also!
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Date: 3/15/2017 1:02:00 PM
Such a beautiful write with somber undertones...funny I just wrote with piano music too : ) love to be there listening along...a fav
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