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Small Town, Big Music
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for Paula...


Small Town, Big Music

Iím not a cultured man
Not on paper
Not endowed with certificates
Diplomas or degrees
In the arts
But my soul feeds
On music and poetry
So Paula has this recital
Small town arts centre
Pretty, petite, classy woman
Plain, huge, clumsy piano (to me)
She establishes whoís boss
Then teases and pleases
Those ivory white keys
And she doesnít neglect
The ebony black
The piano throbs and quivers
The entire space resounds
With Paulaís rendition
The piano reaches
Its musical apex
And itís easy to see
Why some fall in love
To music

Thanks Paula
Your small town
Big music
Is marvelous

Copyright © Regis Auffray
March 2004
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/21/2014
I miss piano playing also, had one here in day room, but someone broke legs off it, it's down in basement, they just won't fix it up again. So no piano playing for me -----
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/22/2009
This was so enjoyable, Regis. Small town is my perspective, too. I like it that way. Leaves me open to be amazed more often. lol. Hugs,
Reviewed by Alice Breaux (Reader) 5/2/2004
This poem is beautiful, thank you.

Alice Talbert Breaux
Reviewed by * Twilah 4/10/2004
Regis, this is great. As one that plays and loves to listen to piano music, this says it all! Your poetry is all so very good.

Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 4/2/2004
This is a nice "occasional" poem. You fall in love "with music" not "to music" though. I'd say you were quite a cultured man, so I guess we differ on that score.
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 3/23/2004
well done
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 3/20/2004
A most delightful tribute. Wish we could hear her play.

♫ Jackie
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 3/19/2004
I really like this one. There's nothing like realy good music to set the mood, to bring a feeling of joy and serenity, and peace. Great write, Regis!
Reviewed by Elaine Carey 3/18/2004
Playful and enchanting--a whole story in a few short verses:)
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 3/13/2004
Classy writing.
Well done!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/10/2004
A great title matched with a wonderful write - Bravo!
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 3/9/2004
ain't that the truth! the savage beast is always soothed by the sweet sounds, especially those played by virtuosos!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/8/2004
This was wonderful, I loved this,

Reviewed by Gaylen Sharp 3/8/2004
Like this write, I need more time on my piano.
Reviewed by Gracie McKeever 3/8/2004
Nice job! I like your imagery.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/8/2004

Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/8/2004
Regis, this is a most lovely tribute to an obviously
talented lady. Another of your stellar compositions!
Reviewed by Danielle Ackley-McPhail (Reader) 3/8/2004
Wow! Talk about transporting someone! Very, very nice. Crisp, vivid images.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/8/2004
Regis, this is pure class: portraying the "ordinary man in the street's" ability to appreciate the beauty in all creative life, whether it's source is felt, seen or heard - or all, as here with Paula and her piano! Could also name this write "Small Woman, Big Heart"! Hugely enjoyed - thankyou! KB
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/8/2004
Regis, you made me fall in love with Paula's music. I bet if she is easy to fall in love with by the way she handles the keyboard, she is a very special person. And being special doesn't depends on what's on the outside but what come from within. You are fortunate to know her. Bill
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/7/2004
nice one Regis, I'm slowly but surely learning to make a piano talk, playing is something different. cheers. G
Reviewed by Trixie Love 3/7/2004
Hi Regis,
Outstanding tribute...
Piano & harp are by far
my most favorite instruments....

Love & peace
Trixie :)
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/7/2004
splendid work Regis, let the music play

Joy and happiness

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 3/7/2004
Wonderful! I am one that is
in love with music! Great tribute!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/7/2004
Regis...I am lost inside this write of yours my friend...clap clap clap....I can relate this!!!!!
Reviewed by Jo Janoski 3/7/2004
Absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/7/2004
Wonderful tribute Regis
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/6/2004
FANTABULOUS write, Regis!
Reviewed by Nancy D. 3/6/2004
Oh this is a great write, I enjoy listening to piano music.

Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 3/6/2004
I love this!

"Not endowed with certificates
Diplomas or degrees
In the arts
But my soul feeds
On music and poetry"

Ain't it the truth!!!

Reviewed by J. Pajot 3/6/2004
Great stuff, Regis!! Music is the ultimate Muse...she sings in those places only our mind and hearts can have captured a side of this so well...and a tribute to someone who can sing Her voice...nicely done, good man...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/6/2004
Beautiful tribute, Regis; enjoyed much~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/6/2004
I love it Regis. A fabulous tribute, captivating. Wonderful work as always
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/6/2004
Regis, there is plenty of talent out there in small towns but no one milks it to its full potential. I appreciate Paula and her piano... those white ivory keys while not neglecting the ebony black ones. I love music Regis and produced my first album early this year. Thanks for sharing this heart warming poem.
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 3/6/2004
a real lovely piece man, just said so much, I could just see ere wailing away on that piano, and e voices that did fly yur ears, ty al
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/6/2004
MOST EXCELLENT, my friend.
May her music live on in your heart.

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/6/2004
Wonderful tribute Regis to paula and her talent. Thank you for sharing...
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 3/6/2004
What a sensuous write.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/6/2004
Wonderful tribute and beautiful write!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/6/2004
Your poem is marvelous, too!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/6/2004
Regis, (& Paula?)
My Dad played the piano, my mom as well! Musically talented they were...Me? Well, I play the "air guitar" and am quite good at it, but unfortunately lost the ability to play the guitar like I did at a young age...still havea guitar, never gets out of the case..I love music and wish I could have heard Paula play, I love recitals in small towns, so much talent out there, so few really hear it...Peace thru Music, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 3/6/2004
Very lovely. I enjoyed it.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/6/2004
A piano recital well done and expressed with the delight of a golden ear.
Reviewed by Alain Gracio 3/6/2004
I love the music! I love the music! very touching tribute and love you have here! I really liked this poem it touched me inmensely.
I salute the poet and author of "Small Town, Big Music? The words are too alive for my sensibilities to shatter and disown the energy of love that surrounds it!
Reviewed by Divinity 11 3/6/2004
very nice! what a cool place to be born-peace river

i shall have to use that name in one of my scripts

i love it
thanks for your review on see saw sillies, there are far other sillier poems that reflect my style of poetry

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/5/2004
O!! I love my music too....even play a tune or ten on my piano or Casio!!

Musical lovers classic Regis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/5/2004
Play it again Paula..
Wonderful tune in this poem...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/5/2004
a poetic concerto of love at its best!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/5/2004
What a great poem you made of her performance Regis! A truly artistic,creative, beauty!
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 3/5/2004
Brava, Regis. Even in a small town there is great talent in the arts (I know this well living in a small town). Don't forget talent in a small town includes you too!
Blessings and salutations,
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/5/2004
I like the idea of the clumsy piano. Great write.
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 3/5/2004
Lovely. (as usual)
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