Practicing Poetess


A Timeless Voice, Silenced - Poem by Practicing Poetess

Her nose is too thick, and
Her lips are too thin
But a cute little dimple
On her chin
Makes her stand out, along with
Her bright eyes, so blue
Those eyes are blue as
The blue Danube.

She has golden blonde hair
That frames her face
She doesn't smile much,
But she moves with grace
And she comes to life
When she plays her guitar
It's then that you notice
That she's a true star.

With the voice of an angel
She sings jazz and blues
The world was not ready
Our angel to lose
At thirty-three, cancer
Did whisk her away
The world lost a legend
On that fateful day.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, fame, talent


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A tribute to the incomparable Eva Cassidy, songbird of jazz & blues, gone too soon.
She possessed a pure, bell-like voice, and perfect pitch. Her unique voice mesmerised millions.

Comments about A Timeless Voice, Silenced by Practicing Poetess

  • Louis Rams (10/31/2018 8:23:00 PM)

    a beautiful poetic tribute you have given to one who is now singing with the angels
    a ten for this
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    Practicing Poetess(11/1/2018 12:39:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Louis, for your unwavering support and appreciation.
    For anyone who has never heard Eva Cassidy sing before, I highly recommend giving her a listen. She has an amazing and brilliant sound. She took Judy Garland's classic 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', making it her own, and many say doing a better job of it than Judy did. And THAT takes some doing! :)

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/31/2018 3:32:00 AM)

    lovely description of beautiful Eva Cassidy and her celestial voice /// wonderfully penned (Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(10/31/2018 3:33:00 PM)

    Thank you very much, Mahtab!
    Her music outlives her, and will carry on long after she has left us. Amazing talent.

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (10/31/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    I bet she would love to sing this verses. (Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(10/31/2018 3:31:00 PM)

    Isn't it strange, Kostas, how often it is not until someone passes that their fame skyrockets through the roof.
    Thanks for commenting! :)

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/31/2018 12:37:00 AM)

    Such a great tribute to the songbird Eva Cassidy...10++++++ (Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(10/31/2018 12:42:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Bernard! :)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 31, 2018


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