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I Do Love My Clarinet

April 26, 2011
By MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

Soaring and willowy,
Dark as a stormy night sky,
Glinting silver in the blinding lights.
A sweet serenade
Like an enamored spring bird;
Enchanting the soul
And piercing the mind.
Captivating and dangerous
One second from disaster;
Beautiful and complex
Like a mysterious stranger.
An unreal octave flows easily,
A harmonious sound as shady as a horror novel.
The melody is the final word of a dying artist
That breaks hearts even when all is silent.

The author's comments:
Ode to Paco Selmer, my faithful clarinet.

And my amazing band teacher!

Picture: I think you can figure it out.

"You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you."
--Henri-Frederic Amiel

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on Dec. 28 2011 at 8:57 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

returning your virtual high-five... ;) I love how you compare the clarinet's sound to a bird, i've always thought of it as something underwater or in the woods - super cool poem!