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The Music Man

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-05-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

At a country inn in Cornwall,
I visited for just one week,
when late one night music began,
and entered my deep sleep.

I awoke gradually,
roused by curiosity,
a man played the piano,
a sonata meant only for me.

A candelabrum burned next to him,
to light the score he was reading,
I stood completely motionless,
and tried to slow my breathing.

So moved was I by his music,
his focus and intensity,
an enigma, a true talent,
long hair swinging gracefully.

I dared to tip-toe closer still,
he did not seem to sense me there,
his scent I inhaled deeply,
I could almost touch his hair.

I felt wonderment and more,
a primeval stirring within,
I had not felt this way before,
an instinctual drive to be with him.

So lost was he in the melody,
the tune now somber and slow,
I swayed, became light headed,
felt this need inside me grow.

He finally caught sight of me
and jumped slightly, I smiled,
but he continued playing,
as if he had known all the while.

He paused, but only briefly
to ask me to join him there,
I slipped down next to him,
and into his pied-piper lair.

He took my right hand in his,
and switched to a simple song,
showed me how to imitate,
while his left hand played along.

I fell in with the rhythm,
his hand resting lightly on mine,
with a whisper of a loverís kiss,
this musician sent me a lifeline.

He asked me then if I would come
along on his musical journey.
It was right, there and then,
the music man was my destiny.

© 1999 Corinne Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 02-05-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
SEA
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1 posted 02-05-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Corinne, you blew me away! Wow! Very vivid. Beautiful story! -SEA
Danny Holloway
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2 posted 02-05-2000 12:18 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Great story and good writing!  Some things are explained only by fate.  
DH
Corinne
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3 posted 02-05-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you for the kind words, SEA and Danny!


Corinne
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4 posted 02-05-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very good! Is this true?  
HelmutB
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5 posted 02-05-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Beautiful in style, so full of music passion and love
Hold on to that dream don't let fly away that dove
Thanks for making my heart sing
Keep on writing with such swing
Dear Corinne




†The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.  



[This message has been edited by HelmutB (edited 02-05-2000).]
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 02-05-2000 08:16 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corrine-
You certainly 'tickled the ivory'
with this one.
Carried me through the sonata
tenderly enraptured by the flow.

Wonderfully played.
~*Marge*~




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7 posted 02-05-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

I like this...

Low key...yet sensual...

Mostly ...I envy your ability to rhyme... )
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This left me absolutely breathless....beautiful poem  
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9 posted 02-05-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So beautifully romantic, Corinne!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 02-05-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I thought you were going to say it was a dream. What a beautiful poem. Now exactly where is Cornwall Inn?
Liz
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Corinne, was that in Cornwall Ontario. Its a very beautiful poem.

Parker
Corinne
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12 posted 02-06-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Poet deVine, and it is, shall we say, based on a true story.

Thank you Helmut for the poetic response!

Marge, Breathe, Denise and Hoot, thank you for your kind words!

Liz and Parker, this Cornwall is located on the southern tip of England.  It is probably the warmest, sunniest spot in the U.K; very popular holiday locale.  

Went there with me mum and me bro, met a very mysterious man.  Gee, life seemed so simple then, you just fall in love, boom!


(smiling)

Corinne

 
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