Susan Casey

Rookie (August 1,1951 / Yorkshire, England)

Sweet Music - Poem by Susan Casey

Last night you played on the piano keys of my heart
Unlocking the silent sonata within.
You died in my arms as I succumbed to the bow
Of your violin on my mood string of memory.
A crescendo of melody haunted the room
And I raised voice for my solo,
An operatic part that reached the heights,
Making heaven blush as the windows within shattered.
The glass falling to earth as pure driven snow and creating
Beauty around us without and within.
You my maestro, directing and playing.
Struck a new note!
A blues note.
Took me all in from that soul filling overture that melted,
Smelting new instruments unfamiliar, yet dearer to me.
Winding down manuscripts ancient yet similar to places
I have visited and places not found yet,
Hidden still deep in the recess of mind.
As we come close together and finally reach the cadence.
We both feel sanity chastened, as we wait with impatience
Whispering in chorus for a sweetened encore.

Comments about Sweet Music by Susan Casey

  • (3/19/2007 12:19:00 PM)

    This poem is a masterpiece
    It tells it all

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  • Brian Dorn (3/19/2007 12:09:00 PM)

    The poem itself is deserving of an encore! Well done (standing ovation) , Susan! !

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  • (3/19/2007 11:55:00 AM)

    The idea of a 'sweet encore' appeals to me. Everything in life, material and non-material, should exist in an encore. That's the beauty of recycling. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011

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