Tag Archives: Piano

Father Catharsis

for Dad 1 When I was little and I wished to learn to play a piano, you shot down that wish as something that a growing boy should spurn, because you felt that it was sissyish. You came from where … Continue reading

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Pianist Epiphany

Dissolution As I was playing piano, suddenly, I felt myself dissolve into the song, so it seemed there was nothing left of me but music, and the feeling was so strong I understood why pianists often wear impassioned faces as … Continue reading

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Piano Inventor

I’m deeply grateful to a person I won’t meet, since he lived centuries ago, for what he did before he had to die, Italian man, Cristorfi, Bartolomeo. He tuned the clavichords whose tones were quiet, and built them too, and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Piano

 for Erin You used to play the piano, as a child, but gradually you left its keys behind, as grownup duties and adventures piled, and it receded from your life and mind. You didn’t have the piano anymore, and an electronic … Continue reading

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Repertoire

As if a pianist who just plays one song, I have for life a narrow repertoire that I have wanted to expand for long to not repeat myself but venture far, to live before my body decomposes the way that … Continue reading

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Chopin Plantings

We hope that we can do as Chopin did, afflicted though he was by maladies of which in his brief life he wasn’t rid, profusely planting gorgeous melodies. He showed us how to live: in spite of woe, you plant … Continue reading

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Gallery Display

The following works, most of which have appeared in Snapshot Couplets over the past few years, will be displayed as large canvas prints in the Piper Gallery of the The Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA, during the month of July, … Continue reading

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