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Moving out. 

In the living-room, only the grand piano remains,
black and shiny, like an insect
trapped on the ground, one wing extended
as if trying to fly right before death caught up with it.

The sound would be different now
with no furniture around,
no books to soften the notes,
no rug to dampen the low vibrations.

I never learned to play
and now the piano seems to epitomize
the black bulk of my regrets...
defiant, untouched.

On a whim I sit in front of it.
I let my fingers flow as they will,
my mind wonders
and I drift away for a while.

After I don't know how long, I stop.
The sound is different in an empty room...
and with a trace of excitement I realize I had something there.

Later that day, when workers came to pick up the piano, I just sent them away.
"I'm gonna keep it" and didn't back down before their protests.

I will place it in my next apartment,
in an empty room,
so that it sounds different
from the start.

Vangelis - Piano in an Empty Room : www.youtube.com/watch?v=52uz3I…
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Given 2013-11-18
Piano in an empty room by *NegativeFeedback is, as the suggester states, "short, simple, but endlessly, eloquently beautiful." ( Suggested by bubblyworks and Featured by DorianHarper )
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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holygreatgrandparome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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KaitForest Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Writer
this is so goooooooooooooooooood
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CMBaggs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I love how this ends on a note of hope.
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JCBumblebee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love this a little too much, aha - very well written. :) 
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callme007 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Fantastic read!  :clap:

Congrats on the DD!  :trophy:
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Louise-1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I really like the mood and setting of this poem. Great work!
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Congratulations on the dd! This is great!!!! :wow:
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laurasnake Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this ;u;
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Superb. Felicitari! :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly beautiful.
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robson666 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
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Meixia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Oh! This is beautiful.
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KXZXW Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Nice images. You are so talented
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GloryAngel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
This inspired me since I used to play the piano.
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Frobenius Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing like good melancholia. Thanks a lot for this. I think I'm gonna go play the piano now. :) 
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YYNXS Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Aromas of home to be.
Essences of ennui...brevity...humanity. 
Excellent!
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F-Skala Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
from start to finish it surrounds and describes, in the most wonderful of manners.
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scarrtts10 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good I actually felt, heard & seen the piano, what a piece I enjoyed this read, thank you so much!!!
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AviusIcarus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alot of the time it's hard to find the right words to say, so I just favotire your artwork and poetry, but I have to say that I really enjoy your beautiful words
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I have a piano that needs some work.  I think now I'll have to take care of that so I can start to play once again.  Thank you for the inspiration.
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
good gawd man!  your words are as powerful as your drawings - masterful!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Beautiful words ...Beautiful music!!
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