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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  1. Date: 2/14/2017 8:26:00 AM
    Beautiful and meaningful lines..!!

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 2/16/2017 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Riya, for stopping by and taking the time to read Violin and for your kind comments. Elaine
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 2/2/2017 8:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Newton...much appreciated. Elaine
  1. Date: 1/2/2017 11:01:00 AM
    I thought it was a person. The nicest story and rhyme.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/17/2017 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments Paul. Elaine
  1. Date: 12/29/2016 1:02:00 PM
    Wow amazing write!

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 12/29/2016 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments, James. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Elaine
  1. 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"

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 12/29/2016 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Bruce; they mean a lot to me. Elaine
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 11/18/2016 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by, Emily, and for your kind comments. They mean so much to me. Elaine
  1. Date: 10/21/2016 6:31:00 PM
    Wow clever pen as well 7, Louis.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 10/25/2016 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, Louis. Much appreciated! Elaine
  1. Date: 10/13/2016 6:48:00 AM
    Emotionally written well..!

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 10/25/2016 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, Angad. Much appreciated! Elaine
  1. Date: 9/16/2016 9:52:00 AM
    simply beautiful. amazing what a unique arrangement of words, skillfully put together, can do for the heart

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 9/16/2016 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. They mean so much to me. Sincerely, Elaine
  1. Date: 8/15/2016 3:22:00 PM
    Absolutely stunning Elaine - you brought and inanimate object to life - absolutely fabulous!:-) hugs jan xx

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 8/30/2016 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my poem, Violin. Much appreciated, Jan. Elaine C. George
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 8/16/2016 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by, Jan, and for your kind comments. Elaine
  1. 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

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 8/30/2016 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    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
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 8/30/2016 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Kurt. Somehow I missed replying to your lovely comments on my poem, Violin back in July. Thank you so much. Elaine C. George
  1. Date: 6/6/2016 7:46:00 AM
    Virtuoso poetry. I love that.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 10/25/2016 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for taking so long to respond, Kai. I have been away from the soup for awhile. Your kind comments are much appreciated. Elaine
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 4/29/2016 4:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Andy. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read 'Violin', and for you much appreciated comments. Elaine
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 4/29/2016 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    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
  1. Date: 4/20/2016 11:34:00 AM
    Sad -- but, nicely written. :-)

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 4/29/2016 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by, Tom, and for your kind comments. Elaine
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 3/21/2016 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    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
  1. Date: 1/27/2016 6:31:00 PM
    Loved the visualism and the crystal clear word usage.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/28/2016 11:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. Elaine
  1. 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

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/28/2016 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by, Matthew, and for your kind comments. Elaine
  1. Date: 1/20/2016 7:36:00 AM
    This is very well spoken Elaine. And definitely deserves a 7. very good write..... Amanda

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/23/2016 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Amanda.
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/19/2016 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your lovely comments, Ovidiu. So much appreciated.
  1. 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.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/11/2016 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donald. Your comments are so appreciated. Elaine
  1. Date: 1/11/2016 12:53:00 PM
    I LOVE IT... what a romantic poem, i enjoy reading it. Saraphina

  1. Date: 1/11/2016 11:26:00 AM
    Invoking the spirit of an inanimate object and genially bringing to life the essence of the soul. Such a wonderful conception.

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 1/11/2016 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind insightful comments, Robert.
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