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If Music Be The Voice Of Love

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-17-99 05:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


If music be the voice of love
Then let me be your violin.

Hold me gently in your hands
And I will bring forth such glorious notes
That you will be bathed in the glowing rhapsody
0f my love for you.

My music will rise up loudly enough
To reach heaven itself -
Yet softly enough
To fall gently upon your ear.

Handle my love as you would a delicate instrument
For the way I am touched is the way I must respond.

Harshness or anger directed at my strings
Can result only in notes of discord and misery
Whereas the gentle touch of tenderness
Will create melody divine.

Don't place me in a corner,
Untouched and unwanted
For, if another picks me up, due to your neglect, I will respond .....
For that is the nature of what I am.

But, if the fingers touching me are not yours,
Then the song played
Would be but a hollow echo of the joy
I am capable of producing.

For I was designed for your hands alone
And only your touch can turn the key,
Releasing all the wonderful melodies
That lie untouched inside of me.

If music be the voice of love
Then hold me gently to your chin,
Caress me through eternity
And let me be vour violin.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Augchic711
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1 posted 06-17-99 05:48 PM       View Profile for Augchic711   Email Augchic711   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Augchic711

Yet again Balladeer I am left speechless to your words of everlasting love! You give me such an ongoing hope! Thank you for your work! Encore Encore!!!

*******Augchic711*******
sea_of_okc
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2 posted 06-17-99 05:50 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

What can I say? Chalk up another winner for balladeer... wonderful allegory and very touching as always...
Balladeer
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3 posted 06-17-99 06:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you both for your encouraging words. You inspire me to write more.....I think I will!


Oh,and RED! I did it again. Please don't be distracted....
Sally S.
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4 posted 06-17-99 08:47 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Someone please tell me..how can it be true?
How is it possible a publisher has yet to woo you?
Your words are so beautiful..there aren't enough adjectives in the language to do your work justice. Sigh....I think I need a cup of tea and a good cry. Emotions are running a little high. Don't stop!!! By the way..are you married? (Ok, I am so...Maybe you shouldn't answer that.)
Oops, my teapot calls..... Adieu..
Balladeer
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5 posted 06-17-99 09:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sally, balladeers are wandering minstrels. I can't thank you enough for your words and thoughts. I appreciate you.
Poet deVine
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6 posted 06-17-99 10:42 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I would have thought you'd be a trumpet!

I think you have to be one of the BEST poets I've ever read! I tell you..send this one to Oprah Winfrey and she'll have you on her show and some publisher will snap you up! You're poetry has touched me so often and in so many places, I'm black and blue!
elvira
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7 posted 07-28-99 06:38 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i do so enjoy a double violin concerto ...*giggles*

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I will live my life as i, will undoubtedly die - alone ~~~Morrissey~~~
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Wow....is currently thinking of taking up violin lessons....know any good instructors??
Smiles...again Balladeer, you have outdone yourself...and once more I say...GET IT OUT TO A PUBLISHER!!!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Isis
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Balladeer how beautiful.  Get it to a publisher alright!!  We indeed have kindred souls when it comes to music!!!  SUPERB!!        


 What the inner voice says will NOT disappoint the hoping soul.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

WhtDove
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10 posted 12-21-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I thought that I read this before, this was an excellent poem Balladeer! It plucked at those strings in my heart.
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11 posted 04-17-2004 01:30 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wow...a different side of you Deer....I like it
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12 posted 01-18-2005 05:28 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

You are tops. I love everything you write.
best, marty
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WOW...this rings so true!!  Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!  I am keeping this one m'friend!

Becka
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14 posted 01-18-2005 09:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, miss. I appreciate it VERY much!
Sally S.
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15 posted 09-06-2010 05:43 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Hello my 'deer. It's been a long time. Just stopping by for a visit. This poem is certainly a favorite of mine. I hope all is well with you! Take care, ~Sally
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16 posted 09-06-2010 07:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Just a visit, Sally??? Stick around...you have many friends here and you have  been missed! You bring back wonderful memories of another time..
Earl Brinkman
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17 posted 09-06-2010 08:37 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I am glad Sally pulled this up out of the archives.  It is a lovely poem.
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18 posted 10-26-2010 06:31 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

wonderful piece!
Balladeer
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19 posted 10-26-2010 07:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, gentlemen
 
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