Wednesday, December 30, 2009,10:40 PM
a lone tree
We find our self alone, my cello and I. No distracting noise, no audience. I open "book one" for beginners. Not too hard. I stumble through the first ten pages, but that's enough for now. My eyes are already tired.

Now I just run the bow from one string to the next. Slowly and softly, from C to G to D to A, back and forth. Ending on the low C, continuing it, not wanting to leave it, leaning my head against the scroll feeling the overtones.

I then realize that this is the voice that I've been looking for for more than 30 years. How fitting, though, that we find each other at the same level- stuttering, looking for the right sound, having to relearn from the beginning.

At this point I'm not playing it, it's playing me....



a lone tree
dances silently-

winter wind

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009,9:55 PM
speaking of her death
speakingofherdeath
speaking of her death
as if it has happened-
year ends slowly

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Thursday, December 24, 2009,7:21 PM
bedtime stories
bedtimestories
bed time stories
to wide awake children-
Christmas Eve

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Sunday, December 20, 2009,3:06 PM
your distance
yourdistance
your distance
pulls me toward you-
winter solstice

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Thursday, December 17, 2009,8:29 PM
it ends
itends
it ends
with what it began-
sunset

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009,9:14 PM
temporarily
temporarily
temporarily
on my mind, you-
and why

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Monday, December 14, 2009,6:11 PM
letting it go
lettingitgo
letting it go
as far as it wants-
daydreaming

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Saturday, December 12, 2009,9:48 PM
rain or ice
rainorice
rain or ice?
trying to determine
from the sound
of the tip tap tip
on the dark trees

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009,8:59 PM
sky attempts
skyattempts
sky attempts
to apologize to me-
frozen beauty

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009,8:35 PM
your voice
yourvoice
your voice
has quietly left me,
I just realize,
but I need it
more now than ever...

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Monday, December 07, 2009,8:18 PM
leaving me
leavingme
leaving me
but not forever-
sunset

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Saturday, December 05, 2009,9:00 PM
december
december
december
flying by once again-
holiday speed

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Thursday, December 03, 2009,6:48 PM
you wake me up
youwakemeup
you wake me up,
tell me you love me,
then you leave...

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009,9:50 PM
forgotten rosebush
forgottenrosebush
forgotten rosebush
sways in the cold wind-
smell of a new coat

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009,8:34 PM
working on his boat
workingonhisboat
working on his boat,
the old man, slower today-
cold half of autumn

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