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The Flute Seller

March 17, 2021
By Anna_993 BRONZE, Delhi, Other
Anna_993 BRONZE, Delhi, Other
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.


Oh! There he is with a flute in his hands

His fingers dancing over the holes on it

Playing an old Bollywood song

Hoping to earn a bit.

How petite his figure is!

But just the opposite is his skill

How effortlessly his fingers dance over the flute

As I peep from my window at the other flute he took.

His shoulders carry a massive basket

and how much I would love to have just one flute from his casket!

How much I would love to be able to possess the skill

Of performing a sweet ballet with my fingers on a beautifully engraved flute.

Oh! how wonderful and how enchanting!

How majestic and how tempting!

This desire flares up and just as quickly dies

As I look at the clock which ticked five.

Too much time daydreaming and nibbling fingers

Now worry about the exams whose fears lingers!


The author's comments:

This is a sweet little poem on a flute seller which comes to our neighbourhood in morning. I always fancied the little intstrument and wished to play it one day. But lo! I ended up dedicating a poem to it and that's why I love writing poems. Please read my other poems as well and I am open to corrections.


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ElaM ELITE said...
on Sep. 5 at 11:18 pm
ElaM ELITE, Surrey, Columbia
116 articles 11 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”
-Dalai Lama

“YOU ARE THE ARTIST OF YOUR OWN LIFE, don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.”
-Ela M

“No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first.”
-Jennette McCurdy

“Only you know your true struggles, remember that when you get criticized, hurt or disrespected. Love yourself enough to forget the drama.”
-Ava Max

Wow 😮

on May. 4 2021 at 6:14 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1052 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

youve got talent(:

on Mar. 20 2021 at 1:35 am
Anna_993 BRONZE, Delhi, Other
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

Thanks @Lydiaq. I'll definitely work on those things!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Mar. 19 2021 at 7:56 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
160 articles 45 photos 1023 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I love this poem, however; agree it could use some editing. The word casket seems like a forced rhyme, and why would the flute player have a flute buried with him? The last two lines are a bit awkward. You could smooth things out by having the entire thing in free verse, but that's up to you. :) Keep up the good work--everybody is a poet. I love your imagery!

on Mar. 19 2021 at 10:54 am
Anna_993 BRONZE, Delhi, Other
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

Please read my work and comment on it :)