Striking a Really Awfully Happier Chord


More than a year ago        
You saw me here re-chord
Some notes of utter woe
At seeing pianos go
That were so much adored.

Well, early now this year,
I tried some keyboards out,
But all of those, I fear,
Struck notes just nowhere near,
And left me filled with doubt.

Lona's Pianos, Lions' River

Lona’s Pianos, Lions’ River

But, from a Riv’r of Lions,
An Eavestaff Mini Royal
Saw, which small size combines
With action that refines
Full tone and volume loyal.

Down dozens of steps ...

Down dozens of steps …

For ages I held fire
On having piano sent,
But, space or not, desire
Was ever more on fire,
And I became hell-bent!

Now sharing space with TV, several beds. and sundry other bits of furniture.

Now sharing space with TV, several beds. and sundry other bits of furniture.

It’s just had its first tune,
Though I can’t play it now –
With foot up – I will soon,
And I’m over the moon …
Hope I remember how!

© Colonialist July 2015 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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35 Responses to Striking a Really Awfully Happier Chord

  1. I’m so glad you found the right notes. Mine went to England three years ago, near breaking my heart as I’d it since I was 3. Daughter swapped it with me for the Cllarinova touch sensitive keyboard that |I gave her for her 21st bothday xxx years ago. When we moved, we had no room even for the keyboard, so it went to a composer friend.

    How’s the foot getting on? I hope you’ll soon be mobile again.
    love,
    ViV

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  2. I’m so happy for you! But I missed the news about your foot injury. Do tell!

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  3. I’m sure you will remember – I love pianos (and have one that needs to be moved to my present location – can’t wait) 😊

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  4. gipsika says:

    Iam SO glad you’ve got a pi-and-o again! I wouldn’t be able to sell my strings, not to save my life… well maybe to save my kids’ lives, but it would still feel to me as though a part of mine were taken…

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  5. calmgrove says:

    You will remember how to play,
    You will, I’m sure you will.
    You’ll doubt it ev’ry passing day,
    Yet persevere! But still —
    The fingers creak, the shoulders ache,
    The muscles lose their tone;
    I’ve been there, did those doubts partake —
    Chin up! It comes! Don’t feel alone!
    Six months without a piano made
    Me anxious and forlorn,
    But once I on a keyboard
    played
    I felt I was re-born!

    Moral: Absence makes your grey cells ponder if you’ll ever play that Rondo …

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  6. GP Cox says:

    You’ll be back on top in no time. Make a video for us!!

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  7. Marco says:

    For a split second I was wondering why you had a room full of pianos? I know, it would have been safer not to ask…

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  8. Pussycat44 says:

    Soon the street will be alive with the sound of music!

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  9. That’s great news. I’m sure your foot will heal much quicker with this incentive. 🙂

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