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The Woman And The Piano. A Sonnet, to my Friend Al Wordlaw (Word55)

Updated on January 11, 2016
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Rose beads and falling rain


“Come, my Darling, let me adorn thy love with rose-beads.

Thy sweet-scented-lavender-fragrance, has permeated my heart;

I offer its fiery joy to thy immaculate frame.

Tones, o mellifluous moods drifting of the instrument.

The melody of your strokes floated off the keyboard;

Her hands tapped lightly, as my Heart got lost in wonder.

O Soul! Thou bewildered witness to an ecstatic trance!

You weep with me, as the resonance of her voice,

Like waves, mesmerise my forlorn Heart.

Dance with me, let your sweet rhythm be like rain,

Falling gently upon the wind,

Adding zest and beauty, to the incumbent ambiance.

Come! Sweet Symphony, enthralled in this incomparable rapture,

Let us captivate this moment – my woman; my longing; my Piano!

_ Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 25th December, 2015.


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      Al Wordlaw 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you so, for that info bro. That's good to know. Beautiful, it is!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Al, the instrument is called a Zither. It is a most beautiful Chinese instrument. Much Love.

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      2 years ago

      Thank you Jodah. A great friend indeed! Appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A wonderful sonnet dedicated to my good friend Al. A wonderful job once again Manatita.

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      2 years ago

      Gratitude Shauna. Back to London soon.Higher thoughts

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      2 years ago

      In Germany. Thank you Shauna. 3 cheers for 2016!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the piano. It's one instrument that needs no accompaniment.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Happy New Year, Sweet Dora. My appreciations for your kind sentiment.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Endearing! Those melodies sometimes speak.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Billy.

      I know, quality family time. So important! Happy New Year!!

      Gypsy, Yes. The woman on the Chinese instrument is awesome, especially in the middle part. How I love Chinese movies! They always sing great songs. Much Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful tribute, lovely poetry and great music.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Busy weekend and not much time for reading, but I always have time to wish you peace and blessings.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, I agree. She is playing a Chinese instrument. My very first pic was with a piano, but Hub Pages did not like it. Who knows why?

      Thanks for your excellent contribution.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful sonet. The piano music is awesome. The lady was playing piano as well as performing rhythmic mudras (hand movements). It's a wonderful instrument. You selected fantastic music to match to your sonnet.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Hari. Music is the language of the Soul, and Love is the Mother of all Cosmic arts. I wish you much beauty this weekend.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Missy. Hub Pages removed the first photo. Thank you so much for your sweet sentiments.

      Hari, I thank you so much! Love to the family. Much Peace.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      When love appears, music plays in rythm.

      Nice poetry manatita.

      - Hari

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      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Lovely. The piano is an entrancing instrument when played with passion and vigor. :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      I did this one especially with you in mind -the music. How I love Chinese music. I do not know the name of the instrument. If Michelle comes here, perhaps she can help. I did have a woman with a piano up top, but Hub Pages snipped it. Don't know the reason.

      I fely like making a few adjustments and calling it 'the woman with the instrument' but some comments are already mentioning piano. Still, it is another beautiful instrument and my Teacher loved it.

      Your Joy is my Delight. Much Gratitude.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for the tribute here Manitita. Your poetry is again, phenomenal. The playing is exceptionally beautiful and gifting. I would like to know the absolute name of the stringed instrument or was that an opened piano that the beautiful woman was playing in the video? So far are some very wonderful comments here too. I am gainfully honored!

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      2 years ago from london

      Emge, you're a true fan. 'Cool.' I really like that. Thank you. Thank you. Have a great New Year!

      Ruby, me too, I really love the piano. I also thank you for liking my poetry. God bless you this weekend. Much Peace.

      Surabhi, my Sweet Didiji, I thank you, Sweet Chela. Have a great weekend!

      Swalia, yes ....a hundred or infinte, perhaps. Gratitude ...much.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Fifty shades of music :)

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Excellent masterpiece, Manatita. Warm words dedicated to a warm-hearted person and a soulful singer, Al. Bhalo ho (Stay Blessed).

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! I love the piano. and your poetry.

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Lovely poem, read it many times


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