Saturday, January 23, 2021

Finger-Feeding Souls

I watch his body—hands, arms, torso, head, face—speak to woodwinds, to brass, to percussion, to strings. Be one with yourself and with all, his flesh and bones say. Be guider of steps, caresser of ears, filler of hearts. And they are. And he is… Melody.  

like the sun with blooms,
with his music, my lover
finger-feeding souls


photo by Jamille Queiroz, on Unsplash


- there are so many things to dislike (okay, to loathe) about the pandemic imposed isolation, but watching my Piano Man teaching from home is not one of them. 

- for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #54: New Dawn).

43 comments:

  1. Be still my heart ~~~~ sigh.

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  2. How delightful it must be to live with a musician – and to watch him share the gift with others. And what a beautiful and clever haibun!

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary. Delightful is the perfect word to describe it. I feel delighted every day.

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  3. Now I understand why you call him your Piano Man, Magaly! What a talented pair you are. I love the way your prose goes from body to sound, ‘caresser of ears, filler of hearts’ and melody, and the image of your Piano Man ‘finger-feeding souls’. Is he teaching on-line?

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    1. When I shared this post, he was only teaching online. Then some of the isolation restrictions were lifted, and he was teaching online and face to face. Now, a student tested positive for COVID so he's teaching only online again--it's a bit of a roller coaster.

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  4. How lucky you are that you are not tackling the Covid crisis on your own Magaly.

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    1. I thank the universe for that every single day, Robin.

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  5. Love this so much Magaly and
    "like the sun with blooms,
    with his music, my lover
    finger-feeding souls"
    made me swear with delight at the perfection of it.
    Anna :o]

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  6. A beautiful and luscious poem. In these pandemic times, feeding one's soul is imperative. And how lucky you are to have this melody (and caress) by your Piano Man!

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  7. There's a lot to be said for people with limber fingers!

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  8. 'Caresser of ears" What a sensual thing! There's a kind of thrill in watching a man play the piano whether on a concert stage, near a pulpit or right beside you at home.

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  9. There's something wonderful about getting to watch the one you love doing something that makes them feel alive. Joy is contagious.

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  10. Love the blooms of sun. I also thought it could be romantic lovemaking poem.

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  11. Such a tender, loving poem. How blessed to have music in your life on a daily basis. Sending good thoughts to you and your piano man!

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    1. Thank you so much for the good thoughts. Sending you some right back!

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  12. I so get this! My husband is a pianist and I sing opera--we both teach from home now--it is a pleasure to hear him play at home more!

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  13. Love that image Magaly. Being a singer/percussionist for many many years, and having been fortunate to have worked with some superb musicians, who created the rich melody — it is nothing short of magic to be present at those moments when it all falls perfectly into place... it is truly miraculous! Listen to music constantly, and at nearly 74, I still spend large portions of my days, singing quietly, sometimes not so quietly, to myself. Thank you for the feeling of this prelude and haiku, Wonderful writing here. :)

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    1. The world is a better place, when we sing "not so quietly" and often.

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  14. Ode to your piano man. This is gorgeous
    Happy Sunday

    Much💖love

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  15. Layers of art. I dig this piece.

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  16. how lucky you are!
    i can see how this wonderful haibun is inspired. :)

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  17. Magaly!! So beautiful and romantic..you words pluck at my soul and the adoration you have for your love, your piano man..it shimmers through. and yes what magic to play music in these times especially. my piano keeps me company too and sometimes i becomes my best friend. Wishing you a wondrous week ahead, how I so enjoy visiting your creative world !

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    1. One of these days, you should share a bunch of piano pictures! I bet your love for it will transfer through the screen...

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  18. Love!!! This is beautiful!!! Big Hugs Magaly!!!

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  19. Thanks for your poetry and dropping by today...glad I made you laugh.

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  20. https://youtu.be/D-u-bt9MSl4

    Thought you and piano man might enjoy this

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    1. This is sooo cute! Thanks a bunch for sharing. 🖤❤️

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