This is posted in dVerse Poets Pub, my favorite Tuesday hangout
You have until late Wednesday to be on the scene with your creation.
Tuesday is OPEN LINK NIGHT (OLN #86)
Photo found on blog of my friend AYALA
FIRST VIOLIN LESSON
Beginning is where we'll start,
Learn to stand, learn to hold.
Proficiency, not easy in any art
So do exactly as you're told
On floor I've drawn chalk "feet"
Where you'll stand--sir, relax!
No practicing on a seat
It's a fine violin, not a sax…(Sorry, Claudia!)
Ok now, control a pencil
Grab it only like I say.
Index and pinkie on top
Under, lay your thumb
Right! Like the fulcrum.
It's how you'll hold a bow.
Tuning, practicing, maintenance
Of violin and bow. See? An hour
Seemed not slow.
OK. Time to go.
C O F F E E !!!!!
My first adult student,
I've always said, "Never!"
His first violin lesson…
age 29. A Lawyer.
Quickly, I said "NO!"
He showed interest in
My Motor Scooter (so--
I changed my mind.)
If he's a biker-lawyer, he must be OK. I mean
dedicated, with willingness, and desire to enjoy the sounds he will make some day. Einstein and Sherlock found their serenity in playing violin….Why not?
50 years his senior. Maybe I'm a
grandfather figure? God's in charge!