Poetry Friday: The Orchestra

Last night I attended a Philadelphia Orchestra concert…virtually. It wasn’t the Kimmel Center, and the sound quality may not have been quite as grand, but it was so enjoyable. Of course it helped that they performed one of my favorite symphonies, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 (“Italian”).  I marveled at the sound, the close ups of the musicians, the care and concern for everyone’s safety. And I was inspired to write.

The Orchestra
by Rose Cappelli

In an empty hall,
rise above masks,
bend around barriers.

Musicians follow
with precision,
with passion.

Prompting joy,
Prompting love,
Prompting peace.

Thanks to Linda Baie at Teacher Dance for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday. Be sure to stop by for some Halloween fun!

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7 Responses to Poetry Friday: The Orchestra

  1. jama says:

    So glad you enjoyed the concert, Rose. Thanks for the uplifting poem!

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  2. lindabaie says:

    Joy, Love, and Peace are good things to have, Rose. How wonderful that you had this opportunity & that the orchestra gave it. Our online experiences have certainly broadened during these months. Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. cvarsalona says:

    Rose, it must have been so wonderful to listen to the concert and feel the joy it brought.

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  4. haitiruth says:

    Beautiful! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  5. maryleehahn says:

    In spite of everything, we continue to create and seek out beauty…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Thank you for sharing your musical experience, Rose. Your poem prompts hope. 🙂

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