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My Timeless Piano

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

my-timeless-piano

Nestled comfortably within the alcove

Your presence creating memories

Of past celebrations steeped in childhood

With keys eliciting crisp, bright notes

Releasing a melody from within your soul


There now exists a timeless elegance

Within your ageing wooden frame

Where you create a softly burnished tone

A wonderful melody of musical shadows

Unlocking harmonies kissed by rhythms


I softly sit beside your elegant form

My fingertips caress your worn keys

Feeling each note resounding in my heart

A medium of expression where imagination lives

Playing from a place where rules do not exist


Harmonies are awakened, suspended in time

Where you always held my joy and sorrow

Within the rhythms of our endless journey

Unlocking the serene beauty of music

Resting between the notes where I reside

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 15, 2020:

Lovely to see you Srija and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem about this wonderful instrument. Thank you for your lovely comments. Take care.

Srija Chawla from Noida,India on May 15, 2020:

This is amazing!Even I am a piano player,and can completely relate with this!

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 11, 2020:

Welcome Ruth,

I can remember our dog singing or howling along to the piano when I was a child (poor dog). A lovely memory from your childhood and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for visiting and commenting - appreciated.

Kathryn Collins from UK on March 10, 2020:

I love how it brings out the memory of emotion the music

brought to you when it was played.

When I was young, I wrote a poem about my grandmother's piano which centered around the grandkids and the little dachshund howling when we'd plunk out tunes of our own. But do I know where that poem is? Nope...

Thanks for sharing!

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 07, 2020:

Your welcome Lorna Lamon

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 06, 2020:

Lovely to see you Diane and I'm glad this poem brought back such lovely memories for you. Thank you for your kind comments.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 06, 2020:

Lorna Lamon Great Poem about PIANO. reminds me of when I had a piano and was amazed of the beautiful sounds that come out of.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 11, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Tery and thank you for visiting and your generous comments.

Tery Peta from Bulgaria on February 11, 2020:

Nothing more beautiful than an old piano full of memories, still durable and capable of making wonderful melodies. A great poem!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 10, 2020:

Thank you Brenda I will pop over.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Lorna,

I have created a page called "Poets with a Voice".

You can find it in facebook by searching @poetswithavoice

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 09, 2020:

Thank you Manatita. I was hoping to recreate the memories I have when I play. Glad you enjoyed it.

manatita44 from london on February 09, 2020:

You have brought this memory alive! Exquisite piece, Lorna

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 09, 2020:

Lovely to see you Shaloo and thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Shaloo Walia from India on February 08, 2020:

Such befitting tribute to the ageing piano... beautiful use of imagery.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 07, 2020:

Such a lovely comment Dream On and I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you.

DREAM ON on February 07, 2020:

It is not always easy to replace old, bad memories. Through kind thoughts, we can make things better. Growing up now, instead of in a time where we never could. In a better place finding the same tune a sweet sound instead of a bitter vibe. Thank you for sharing. You have brought beauty to a dead rose. Have a lovely morning filled with happiness.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 07, 2020:

Lovely to see you Dream On - I think music is an expression of how we think and feel, however, not many teachers can convey this. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and your comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 07, 2020:

Thank you Lorna - enjoy your day.

DREAM ON on February 06, 2020:

You bring a whole different meaning to music. Expressing great joy. Growing up in school our music teacher had a great appreciation for music too bad he couldn't have touched the lives of other people like you did with your words. He played well but was more about theory and history. Less concerned about our own thoughts and feelings. Thank you for writing this lovely piece.

Lorna from USA on February 06, 2020:

Fur Elise made me love classical music Lorna. I never learn to play a piano. I always enjoy your poems. Thanks!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 06, 2020:

I'm so glad it brought back this lovely memory Lorna and Fur Elise is one of my favourite pieces. Lovely to see you and thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna from USA on February 05, 2020:

Reading your poem, reminded me of attending one of our friends' daughter's recital playing Fur Elise. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing another beautiful poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 05, 2020:

Such a lovely image and memory Denise. I often think of my mum when I play and in particular at Christmas. Thank you for visiting and for sharing.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 05, 2020:

You conjured up images and sounds of my grandmother's baby grand piano and my careful caress of the keys with awe and rapture. When she passed the piano went to some family member far away but I remember how honored I was to be able to touch it and sometimes make it sing.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 05, 2020:

Thank you Dora - I'm very fond of this old piano. Glad you enjoyed the poem and your comments are always appreciated.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 05, 2020:

A beautiful, affectionate tribute to your piano! "Feeling each note resounding in my heart." That's precious.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 05, 2020:

Those are beautiful memories Lora, similar to my own. My mum taught the piano and so the love of playing was instilled from an early age. Playing is very relaxing for me and it's also good to use the other side of your brain. Lovely to see you and thank you for your kind comments Lora.

Lora Hollings on February 04, 2020:

Your poem reminds me of an old piano that I grew up with and brings all the memories back. I remember practicing scales and etudes and learning theory in the process. My favorite memories are when I played duets with my sister and I remember playing Fur Elise by Beethoven. I wish that I would have continued studying the piano. After reading your beautiful poem which is such a lovely tribute to this instrument, I will have to get another piano and start playing again! Thanks for the inspiration, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 04, 2020:

Lovely to see you Faith and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting.

Faith Cruz from Bulacan, Philippines on February 04, 2020:

I really love listening piano and it was so wonderful to feel through your poem how it means to have piano from the old times which still bears a new and extraordinary music. Thank you Lorna for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 04, 2020:

I always try to create a picture through these poems and I'm glad this is what you see Brenda. I appreciate your generous comments and thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 04, 2020:

Hello Mary, I feel very relaxed and at peace when I play. It's a wonderful experience. Your are comments are always appreciated and thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 04, 2020:

Lovely to see you Tori and I understand how you feel. I try to play as often as possible. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 04, 2020:

Thank you Bushra - I appreciate your kind comments.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 03, 2020:

Lorna,

You always capture the beauty within your words. I feel refreshed each time I read any of your work.

I can picture this in so much detail.

Thank you for sharing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 03, 2020:

You reminded me of the piano in a friend's house where we used to listen to her daughter who plays for concerts. It was always a great experience.

Tori Leumas on February 03, 2020:

Wow! You have great imagery. I love playing the piano. I've been playing for 21 years. I don't know what I'd do without a piano.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on February 03, 2020:

Lovely!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

Thank you Tiyasha I am so glad you enjoyed the poem, and you are a fan of the piano. It has always played a part in my life. I appreciate your kind comments.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on February 03, 2020:

The poem resonates the keys and the melodies. Such a beautiful tribute to an amazing instrument. I am personally a fan of the piano. I can't play but I enjoy its variety and tunes. Loved it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

Yes Devika it means a lot to me and brings back lots of fond memories. She passed on a love of music and poetry and I will always be grateful for that. Glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your kind comments.

Devika Primic on February 03, 2020:

I like the photo of the piano and such a delightful treasure to have. I am glad you shared a special memory of your piano from your mother. It is means more than just piano to you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

Thank you for visiting John and it is indeed a very treasured possession which I love to play. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and appreciate your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Rosina. I love to play and this piano belonged to my mother so it's tone is very mellow. I tried to create this image in the poem. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

Hello Pamela, My mum taught me to play the piano when I was just four and she awakened this love of music which I still have today. Thank you for your lovely comments and for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 03, 2020:

Thank you Liz - I try to play as often as possible as it takes me to a different place. Glad you enjoyed the poem and for your kind comments.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 02, 2020:

What wonderful words to describe a treasured possession..your piano. Beautiful, Lorna.

Rosina S Khan on February 02, 2020:

Lorna, you wonderfully crafted a poem about your timeless piano and your sound memories with it and still creating music out of worn-out keys. Thank you for your contribution.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 02, 2020:

This beatiful poem expresses the emotional ties we can have with a piano or some other type of instrument that has a great meaning for us.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 02, 2020:

This poem really captures the role of your piano.