Member Rara Avis
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Who can fortell the piano's last song?
Anyone, any note, will recall the first tuning,
the wanton sounds bursting out
from the still untested strings,
the harp drawn so taut with it,
keys in balance, crisp, tight,
ready for any touch of any hand...
but the last tune, when is that?
When the keys stick down
and the strings barely hold,
tones mellowed in the years
of playing, of waiting to be played,
who can say then, even knowing
that the last song nears
and playing is an act of love now,
a giving back for honor
just a few notes more,
a few notes more, until
[This message has been edited by Ratleader (06-05-2003 09:48 AM).]