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
Inspired by the ongoing National Violin and Piano Competition, I wrote these today:
(1) In the concert hall From a Steinway Grand flows most Beautiful music
(2) From six to thirteen, These budding pianists perform Like professionals
(3) The great J S Bach’s Fourty-eight Preludes and Fugues Are beyond compare
(4) Mozart’s sonatas Are deceptively simple And tough to master
(5) Haydn and Chopin, Schubert and Khachaturian In competition
(6) Awesome, inspiring – Schubert’s Impromptus are all Brilliant works of art
(7) Tchaikovsky’s Autumn Is full of melancholia, Longing and regrets
(8) Kabalevsky’s works Demand great technical skills And great stamina
And here’s one I wrote three days ago:
Life’s vicissitudes Will take time to overcome With great fortitude
I shall be writing more over the next few days…
Feeling inspired, I wrote these :
(1) Outside I am calm,
Inside butterflies abound,
Waiting to emerge.
(2) Alone and lonely?
Read a book, play the piano
Or watch a movie.
(3) Take a good deep breath,
Anxieties have anxieties,
Relax to stay calm.
(4) Once upon a time,
Being a concert pianist
Was my biggest dream.
(5) What is in a song?
Chords, key change and harmony
With a nice melody.
(6) What is happiness?
It is a clean bill of health
right up to the end.
(7) Sudoku is fun;
The puzzle that changed the world
Knows no boundaries.
(8) Scrabble’s a delight
To fans young and old alike;
Nothing’s quite like it.
(9) Music calms the soul;
Words and numbers fill the brain;
Love is above all.