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Benjamin
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it's always in the corner waiting

a haven for my needful rest

if I am sad or contemplating

the world and its unpleasantness

and everything that's dark and gloomy

no longer seems to matter to me

when yellowed fingers match the keys

to create balms of melodies

till high in an ether of music

real time is lost-- old sins repealed

and only it can make me feel

imbued with an harmonic magic

a tolerable solitude

where everything is fresh and new

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A tolerable solitude....

 

Oh, my! How utterly, utterly.....something. I just can't describe it. More than sad but less than bleak. Maybe just plain emotive. I liked it.

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David W. Parsley

A tolerable solitude....

 

Oh, my! How utterly, utterly.....something. I just can't describe it. More than sad but less than bleak. Maybe just plain emotive. I liked it.

A perfect description of how this poem operates on me. I might add a note on something akin to nostalgia or regret, with a close that finds comfort in a reflective solitude.

 

Nice,

- Dave

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'a tolerable solitude' is wonderfully apt since it perfectly matches the overall tone of the poem.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Thanks Dave and Bren. Writing these short pieces gives me a great deal of pleasure. Your comments are always respected and welcome. Geoff.

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