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Passion Notes

by Roger Crique (Age: 61)
copyright 11-29-2005

Age Rating: 10 +

Frail fingers forged
navigating the tiniest of holes
Dexterity from within suffices
Tears that roll from the sky
The passion of the flute reigns
Pierced eardrums that cannot perceive
The grandest and the simplest of notes
It is music that the heart feels
Living in the eyes of the blind!

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        03-28-2006     Elisabeth Hatheway        

People who are blind can truly see the beauty of music, yet people who have no disabilities tend to not understand the importance of it; we open our eyes but plug our ears. Without music, life would be lifeless!

Your poem describes the passion of music. I love music and I don't know what I would do without it. Sometimes I like to pretend I'm in a fantasy world when I listen to the fairytale-like melody of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Some of the greatest composers had no eyesight or hearing but they didn't need it because to truly feel music with your senses you must open your heart.

        12-05-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

I agree with David in that a really good piece of music is felt. The sound is good, but the things that are created in the mind during the piece are the truly beautiful parts. You never fail to impress me with your work! Anthony

        12-03-2005     David Pekrul        

To a true musician, the instrument is simply an extention of the soul. Many people play instruments, but few people actually make music.
Thanks for the explanation, it made the poem very enjoyable.

        12-02-2005     James Shammas        

Now this is cool! I suddenly got hooked on Wallace Stevens, and this sort of reminds me of how he plays with ambiguity and the the union of opposites. Here, for example, you bring up details felt through the senses, yet you negate their ultimate satisfaction and permanence by subordinating them to the "music of the heart." I like the syntax too. good job!


        12-02-2005     Roger Crique        

For those who are reading this and may not be understanding it, this is an old soul playing his/her flute, hence, the tiniest of holes. Pierced eardrums because the person is deaf and blind. Music is felt and lived without key senses, this is why I named it, "Passion Notes!"

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