Treasure Island

Will Barber

(1948 / TX)

A Hymn of Praise

The keys and staves demark strait paths
The restless note must travel on;
The note's the beast that carries
The burden of the sound.

Music evokes a sympathy
In willing heart, the symbol of
A presence, constantly descending,
White wings of endless love.


To Sandra

Submitted: Monday, September 04, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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  • Robert Howard (6/2/2010 1:38:00 AM)

    A lovely hymn to a charming lady. Poetry like music seals connections that can be made in no other way. (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (9/5/2008 7:55:00 AM)

    Very nice link between “music” and “sympathy”. I immediately think of “symphony”.
    Music has many voices. I will have to think more about what is said to divulge the deeper meanings of all that is said. (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (9/18/2006 6:16:00 PM)

    Another beauty, Will, this poem... Music that speaks to us is a kind of heaven - 'a presence, constantly descending'. Thank you for this. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (9/5/2006 8:43:00 AM)

    Music is pleasure, it truly helps me through sad times---great poem from a great artist---Melvina (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (9/4/2006 3:22:00 PM)

    Thank you for dedicating your beautiful, 'Hymn Of Praise' to me. I am very honored.
    No rarer gift can be given than a poem, for words are imperishable.May your musical soul be blessed now and always,

    Your poetess friend,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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