Poems : Haiku (3)

I was so impressed by a contestant in this morning’s National Violin and Piano competition that I wrote a poem (consisting of 10 verses, each a Haiku) during the intermission:

A pleasant surprise                                                                                                                                                 From a fourteen-year-old boy                                                                                                                                 Who plays like a pro

From Beethoven to                                                                                                                                                Granados and Debussy                                                                                                                                              He conquers them all

Fantastic’s the word                                                                                                                                                That best describes his playing                                                                                                                             Which mesmerises

I’ve never heard of                                                                                                                                                  Filippenko’s Toccata                                                                                                                                              But I’m most impressed

Infectious with joy                                                                                                                                                      And lots of enthusiasm                                                                                                                                           He captivates us

Wonderful music:                                                                                                                                                     Magic oozes from fingers                                                                                                                                         That are so precious

Crying and pleading,                                                                                                                                               Sweeping the audience along                                                                                                                                  With his magic touch

Mastery control                                                                                                                                                       Of all technicalities                                                                                                                                                 And much artistry

Confidence galore,                                                                                                                                                  Sensitive and pianistic,                                                                                                                                        Really impressive

An experience like                                                                                                                                                   I’ve died and gone to heaven,                                                                                                                                 A wonderful place


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