Duet

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    Duet

    Once heard outside a practice anteroom

    Friends of the bride and of the groom

    The troth was pledged and time got foyered

    As a troubadour and maiden loitered-

    An inadvertent menage-a-trios.

     

    I watched his fingers dart their dervish dance

    With close watched discipline of acrobats

    Pulsing, switching, hammering soft the rhythm

    While joy released, arose and fell

    Riding tidal trains upon some acquiescent shore.

     

    Conveying meanings, connoting such unspoken

    Once heard, remained adeptly unacknowledged

    As the guitar stamped light staccato footprints

    All across its sounding board and my aural cortex

    Calling, through their echoes, some siren invitation.

     

    She sat transfixed, bright iris mist diffusing shadows 

    Gazing at those deftly fingered frettings

    All unattending to the stirrings of her heart as

    Her tongue awoke to match his rolling pitch and timbre

    And, carried on its surging lilt, suddenly she sang.

     

    Then, feeding off each other as canyon echos go,

    Twinned taloned falcons falling, so ephemerally their mating,

    Paired voices caught completely, their promised harmony.

    I heard it all, one hallowed moment, and then turned

    And left, alone, awash in fond anticipation.


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    dezzyg123 commented on Duet

    12-07-2009

    I could only dream that I share a quarter of your talent! What you have created within your poem is nothing short of an untouchable piece of art!

    HarverTomsson

    12/08/2009

    Don't sell yourself short. Just keep your poetic heart open and keep acquiring abilities through practice. I think you do have a gift, or I wouldn't have said so.

    Artie commented on Duet

    12-05-2009

    This is very good! I like the musician feel, mixed with the erotic tone. Very clever - 10 from me

    HarverTomsson

    12/05/2009

    It was both erotic (in a sense) and nostalgic to watch those two beautiful young people relating the way they did, and music was the magnetic force that brought it about. Thank you.

    Hampton commented on Duet

    12-01-2009

    I agree with Ginga that this write could be interpreted in more ways than one, The final stanza that mentions the twinned falcons takes one down a different path that leaves one wondering. As a result, I shall not attempt interpretation but will instead just say that the piece is eloquently written and is a beautiful composition worthy of a 10.

    ginga commented on Duet

    11-29-2009

    Harver, This poem is quite grandiose and I believe is written to be interpreted in different ways. My first thought was the couple is consummating their marriage and the band is playing in the background, and then I thought, No, well maybe the whole imagery is the fact that they have married and the musician's music is the seducing agent here. Whatever one is correct or maybe something else entirely, it sure is a great poem to think about. Great write top shelf #10 from me. ginga

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