Saturday, June 5, 2021

MELLOW CELLO

    

I cannot explain this poem.  The first stanza is AAB AAB, and the second is AB AB AB.  My muse seems to have a missing link, and I’ve long since ceased trying to control it.  Submitted June 5, 2021

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THE MELLOW CELLO

LeRoy was a lonely fellow

Each night he played his cello

Its plaintive wail filled the air

Its tones were so pervasive

The sadness so persuasive

The whole street fell into despair


One night there came a knocking

A loud knocking on LeRoy's door

The visitor begged he cease and desist

And the plaintive wails be no more

"Take up your cello", the visitor said

"We hope to hear it soon

Exchange the plaintive wail

For a happy, joyful tune"



20 comments:

  1. This made mw smile Bev, as I drifted aloft, smoothly and unhesitatingly on the wonderful words — riding them like a gentle breeze. Well written my friend! 🙂

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    1. You're kind, my friend. I appreciate you!

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  2. Oh Bev, no one can write a poem so charming and clever with rhyme as lovely as you can my friend! Truly wonderful!

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  3. I hope Leroy slammed the door! Philistines!

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  4. The mysterious stranger, did he leave a Silver Bullet? I am glad there became a happy joyous sound. The "plaintive wail" was new to me, that two word phrase has a neat history.
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  5. Leroy receives new inspiration (and possibly more sheet music) and the block rejoices! Love this.

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  6. I think the beauty of cello music lies in its sad, plaintive sound. Mr. Leroy knows too. Cheers!

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  7. Sounds like Leroy was just trying to play how he felt - I agree with Fireblossom :)

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  8. I can see where others might grow tired of his sorrow, he needs to play it out of his system. The least he can do is provide earplugs to the villagers who want them ;)

    p.s. I like where The Muse took you and hopefully he'll be playing a happier tune soon.

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  9. Oh yes, enough of the wail. This made me smile!

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    1. One can only hope a spirited tune will lift LeRoy's spirits!!

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  10. Exchange the plaintive wail
    For a happy, joyful tune"

    Love the balancing response. Leroy can be expected to resent the intrusion. Hank did not anticipate your closing. Good technique Bev!

    Hank

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  11. my younger son played cello, enthusiastically :) ~

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  12. This is beautiful and the rhyming is fluid :)

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  13. ah but you said it yourself - the cello cannot play 'ode to joy!

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  14. Makes me want to sing it and see my daughter dance. Beautiful!

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  15. I needed that smile Bev! Thank you.

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