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Violin

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Violin

.                                              She sleeps in her rose wood bed,
                                                  under a blanket of velvet red;
                                                   old and alone and forgotten,
                                           she dreams of the love she once had.
                                              Once again she recalls his caress
                                                      on the curve of her hips
                                                                and her breast
                                                         as he moved his bow
                                                      on the strings of her soul,
                                                             playing her sound
                                                    'til his passion was spent.
                                                                        ~~~
                                           They traveled the whole world over,
                                                      to every city and town;
                                              the maestro, his bow and violin,
                                                 bringing each curtain down.
                                                                        ~~~
                                               He died in a cry of sweet refrain,
                                               clutching her strings to his heart; 
                                            as he fell to the floor in a final encore,
                                                       tearing her world apart.
                                                                        ~~~ 
                                           So she sleeps in her rose wood bed,
                                                  under a blanket of velvet red;
                                                         her strings still filled 
                                                    with the song of her soul,
                                                        etched by the maestro
                                                               that loved her
                                                               so long ago!

                                                                    ~~~~~

                                                          Author:  Elaine George

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006

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Date: 5/10/2017 1:43:00 PM
Oh Elaine this is so good! Its also no 3 on PS best poems and I agree .The repeat of rosewood bed did it for me and I knew this is a hit. Gloriously done.must be above7
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Date: 5/15/2017 6:17:00 PM
thank you so much for stopping by, Jannie...and for your kind comments...much appreciated. Sincerely, Elaine
Date: 5/9/2017 3:45:00 AM
Brilliant!! Great personification!
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Date: 5/15/2017 6:19:00 PM
Thank you so much for stopping by, Jane...and for your kind comments...much appreciated.. Elaine
Date: 2/26/2017 7:24:00 PM
first saw this in 2010 and gave it a fave. And now I am back to tell you, it's listed as your VERY best poem at Soup. Loving it again!!
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Date: 2/28/2017 2:47:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by and revisiting my 'Violin', Andrea. I had no idea when I wrote this poem that it would take me down so many roads. It has been critically acclaimed and used as a teaching tool for personification poetry in many schools and universities as are several of my other poems. I am so honored by all of this. Elaine
Date: 2/14/2017 8:26:00 AM
Beautiful and meaningful lines..!!
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Date: 2/16/2017 1:59:00 PM
Thank you, Riya, for stopping by and taking the time to read Violin and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 1/29/2017 7:43:00 PM
A beautiful song. How fascinating it should have been when the maestro played the violin! I can hear his imagined music in your beautiful song.
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Date: 2/2/2017 8:56:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Newton...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 1/2/2017 11:01:00 AM
I thought it was a person. The nicest story and rhyme.
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Date: 1/17/2017 6:18:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments Paul. Elaine
Date: 12/29/2016 1:02:00 PM
Wow amazing write!
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Date: 12/29/2016 1:08:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, James. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Elaine
Date: 12/26/2016 10:43:00 AM
Great poem Elaine ! Moving and so true to life. I love your descriptive writing, especially " on the strings of her soul"
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Date: 12/29/2016 12:55:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Bruce; they mean a lot to me. Elaine
Date: 11/15/2016 9:52:00 AM
I really enjoyed reading your poem titled "Violin". You are a very good poet and have an amazing talent with words.
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Date: 11/18/2016 3:34:00 PM
Thank you so much for stopping by, Emily, and for your kind comments. They mean so much to me. Elaine
Date: 10/21/2016 6:31:00 PM
Wow clever pen as well 7, Louis.
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Date: 10/25/2016 10:16:00 AM
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, Louis. Much appreciated! Elaine
Date: 10/13/2016 6:48:00 AM
Emotionally written well..!
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Date: 10/25/2016 10:15:00 AM
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, Angad. Much appreciated! Elaine
Date: 8/15/2016 3:22:00 PM
Absolutely stunning Elaine - you brought and inanimate object to life - absolutely fabulous!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/30/2016 9:32:00 AM
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my poem, Violin. Much appreciated, Jan. Elaine C. George
Date: 8/3/2016 5:57:00 AM
This is so beautiful and touching, it really took me back to their tender love. Thank you.
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Date: 8/16/2016 7:28:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Jan, and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 7/24/2016 5:01:00 AM
Utterly sad and beautiful. Perhaps he played to her Beethoven 's violin concerto .. your poem invokes a deja vù longing in me
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Date: 8/30/2016 9:35:00 AM
Hi, Jannie. I see you posted your lovely comments on my poem Violin back in July.. Sorry I am relying at this late date. Somehow I missed it. Much appreciated. Elaine C. George
Date: 7/20/2016 9:43:00 PM
I adore these lines ... "he moved his bow on the strings of her soul, playing her sound 'til his passion was spent.
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Date: 8/30/2016 9:36:00 AM
Hi Kurt. Somehow I missed replying to your lovely comments on my poem, Violin back in July. Thank you so much. Elaine C. George
Date: 6/6/2016 7:46:00 AM
Virtuoso poetry. I love that.
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Date: 10/25/2016 10:17:00 AM
Sorry for taking so long to respond, Kai. I have been away from the soup for awhile. Your kind comments are much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 4/28/2016 1:51:00 AM
What could have been mawkishly sentimental is expertly expressed with care and tenderness, much like a virtuoso violinist. Superb writing. Thank you.
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Date: 4/29/2016 4:25:00 AM
Hi, Andy. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read 'Violin', and for you much appreciated comments. Elaine
Date: 4/26/2016 5:25:00 AM
Hi Elaine Surely you have more than a passing relationship with a violin. I do wonder if my violin has a soul. I only wish I could help it to sing as beautifully as it could.
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Date: 4/29/2016 4:24:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Robin, and for your comments. This poem was inspired after seeing and old violin in a second-hand shop. I am sure when you discover the soul in your violin, you will bring out the best in her. Elaine
Date: 4/20/2016 11:34:00 AM
Sad -- but, nicely written. :-)
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Date: 4/29/2016 4:20:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Tom, and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 3/20/2016 8:48:00 PM
Thank you for directing me to this wonderful piece of poetry of yours...I love the femininity you have bestowed upon this beautiful (I can picture it in my mind) instrument. And may I also thank you for your visit and kind comment. J.
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Date: 3/21/2016 5:11:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by my poetic friend, and for your very kind comments. The inspiration for 'Violin', came from seeing an old violin in a junk shop when I lived in Vancouver back in the seventies. Elaine
Date: 1/27/2016 6:31:00 PM
Loved the visualism and the crystal clear word usage.
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Date: 1/28/2016 11:45:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 1/24/2016 8:22:00 PM
The maestro must have left part of his soul in the instrument - nice write here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 1/28/2016 11:44:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Matthew, and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 1/20/2016 7:36:00 AM
This is very well spoken Elaine. And definitely deserves a 7. very good write..... Amanda
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Date: 1/23/2016 2:26:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Amanda.
Date: 1/19/2016 1:26:00 PM
High consideration and admiration sweet violin. Your strings would fill with the song of your soul the world`s soul...Best regards.
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Date: 1/19/2016 2:10:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments, Ovidiu. So much appreciated.
Date: 1/11/2016 2:20:00 PM
Elaine; I had not read your work before but after seeing this beautiful poem I look forward to read many more of your pieces. This is true poetry and so nicely done.
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Date: 1/11/2016 2:25:00 PM
Thank you Donald. Your comments are so appreciated. Elaine
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