Classical Paean


Fortune

Each pure, plaintive note
sought me out
to put its finger
on every aching nerve

my sorrow sighed
on the strings of the violin
my joy skipped
on the keys of the piano
my anger stirred
by crashing cymbals

every emotion within
wrung out and condensed
into soaring and falling strains

And my heart wept
to behold such pain
while my eyes smiled
at my good fortune

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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