Taking Note – quadrille

Taking Note

I stop for a moment,
even as I begin, fingers pressing
strings, and fret over the possibilities,
take note of the heartbeat sounding
through the delicate wood
pressed closely against me.
What better music could come
from a beginner with a life already lived?

This is a response to Quadrille #82 – Fretboard of Poetry, the prompt from Kim at dVerse, which is to use the word fret in a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

46 thoughts on “Taking Note – quadrille

  1. That’s an excellent ambiguous title and phrase, Ken, ‘taking note’! I love the ‘heartbeat sounding through the delicate wood’, whether it belongs to a beginner or an accomplished player.

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