the piano teacher

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a present made of this waiting world
and placed in your disbelieving hands;
assembled
the black pianoforte
your weapon of choice.

discordant still
the powdery old lady struck up her first
remembered assignations
with the ivory gentility
& the metronome
assuredly speculates
on what is & what will never be
and accumulates notes
of a shimmering transient variety
as she reflects on those of
the folding variety
lying dormant in a jar
on the mantelpiece.

and what did your mother tell you ?
she asks pointedly

Mmmmm…….

one ringtone does not a summer make ?

Quite so, my dear.
quite so.

◄ sheep in ermine

fair's fair ►

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Banksy

Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:25

thanks very much - I appreciate it. B

stella jones

Tue 7th Dec 2010 21:38

and accumulates notes of a shimmering transient variety...lovely..sounds good when read aloud too..nice work

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