Archive for June, 2014

Poetry: Piano Practice


Gwen Sketch at Organ-full

Piano Practice

by June Nash

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Mommy, why must I stay?

Must I the piano play?

My friends are all outside

Running, laughing, so gay

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Mommy, was this your dream?

Through me, you live, it would seem

For you I will abide

I work hard to see you beam

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Mommy, why must I stay?

Must sit at keys and play?

My feelings they collide

For it’s such a sunny day

This is my second poem, written for the painting of my granddaughter sitting at a piano.   I haven’t had a chance to get any more work done on the painting last week.  Too busy with what life throws my way. I have it, not quite completed but close, hanging, unframed, on my living room wall.  I enjoy looking at it, it inspires me to make some time to finish it. 

The photo shown is the original photograph that the painting was created from.  It is an organ, not a piano, but I am taking advantage of my poetic license.  

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06/26/2014 at 7:25 AM 2 comments

Painting and Poem: Budding Flower

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Budding Flower 

by June Nash

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She sits, quiet, in back of the room.

Wishing, wanting to stand out, flaunt her plume

Like a model walking with confident stride

In dark shadow, instead, she seems to hide

Not know, unsure, of her latent power

With smile, and pride, she’d bloom like a flower

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She sits, quiet, fingers making the noise

Dreaming, waiting, to flaunt her style with poise

A pianist who plays with confident airs

In dark shadow, instead, silently stares

Not known, not shown, incredible power

With smile, and pride, she’d bloom like a flower

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About the painting:

Not quite finished yet.  I like the way it is turning out though.  

I finally got around to writing a poem for it.  

I wrote two poems, but you will have to wait until next week to see the other.

06/19/2014 at 8:27 AM Leave a comment


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Original poetry. Copyright 2012, June Nash

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