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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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AndanteEcho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  New member Student Writer
This is so beautiful oh my goodness yes aaaahhh this may have just made my day. Excellent work, I envy both your knowledge of music and your use of vocabulary. And everything about this poem, really. It really made me want to cry and then smile, then practice my violin and go stargazing. And write more poetry, of course. In my opinion, perfect. 
Lissomer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Writer
Wow I'm so glad you like it, dear! :heart:

Thank you so so much.
i-do-enjoy-music Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You picked some fantastic music to reference here! Music is universal and often eternal and I think you captured that really really really well!!
Lissomer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Writer
Thank you so very much for the lovely words :heart:
i-do-enjoy-music Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no silly, thank you for the lovely words!
Lissomer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014   Writer
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.
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