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one of my earliest memories -
my mother, steadfast mentality
slowly driving her forward, repeating
repeating re-pea-ting bar by bar
nocturne number eight in d flat major;
never anything less than perfection,
even when fingertips wear thin,
when patience wears thinner,
and chopin fades into dust
      i am a child born of icy constellations,
      cigarette smoke, and canorous chords,
      composers whispering at the edge of my senses
black-garbed, it's grandmother's funeral -
my violin cries massenet's méditation.
my thirteen year-old heart has never
felt so incapable of expression,
so goddamn inadequate, and d major
has never sounded so heartbroken.
we return to a phone call from father,
his composure cracking as he tells us
we'll be doing this all over again;
96 hours, two grandmothers gone,
now all i have is massenet and
it isn't fair
      we'd never know it by looking at the sky,
      but countless stars waxed requiem to
      create us; cenotaphs in the empyrean black
sixteen years old and i can breathe -
the storm is finally beginning
to subside. tchaikovsky and i seek
shelter in abandoned music rooms,
matching the rain drop for drop
in b minor pathétique. the piano
has long since fallen out of tune,
but it blends with a strangely
enchanting cacophony. tchaikovsky
holds me for hours, day in, day out
week upon oh-so weary week,
all alone amidst water and wippen;
when i emerge, i am brittle,
but whole
      we are the discovery of star-filled oceans,
      worlds of mellifluous maliferous miracles
      we're only synapse-sparked souls in the end
shaking and insecure, but resolved -
i exhale, inhale, begin. c minor has
become the harmony at the core of me,
duruflé haunts the empty hallways.
hopeful hours spent repeating
repeating re-pea-ting bar by bar
until even mother can be proud;
never anything less than perfection.
i sing, and oh, i never believed in
synergism; but here, singing to heaven
in a city that's shattered, but ours -
for just a moment, though my skin
is immersed in sin, my song can
still be beautiful.
the events mentioned in this work, though only briefly mentioned, are true; as are the pieces of music mentioned, along with their significance.

- Chopin's Nocturne in D flat major
- Massenet's "Méditation", from Thaïs
- Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
- Duruflé's "Pie Jesu", from Requiem, op. 9

third of june, 2014
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symphony stellata by Lissomer "The emotion, imagery, and uniqueness of the piece just pulls you in as a reader and you can't help but feel those emotions." (Suggesters Words) ( Suggested by chromeantennae and Featured by IrrevocableFate )

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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Writer
Thank you for your lovely comment :heart:
cruisnick Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Its so beautiful, so damn damn beautiful that I couldn't end up reading the entire thing in one go just because I was afraid I will end up losing the essence of the previous lines. Wow ! Spell bounding. Shocked 
Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Writer
You are so lovely. Thank you ever so much.
cruisnick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Keep writing Sophia. I will be waiting eagerly to read more from you.:)
Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Writer
DeriveAnemone Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really touched a chord, even though I suppose I can't really relate to it. Your writing must be very powerful. :heart:
Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Writer
I'm glad that you liked it. :heart:
xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a bit late but congratulations on the DD! This is an inventive and touching piece, well done!! :love: :hug:
Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Writer
ahaha, thank you so much :love: it's much appreciated! :huggle:
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