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April 9, 2018

Ekphrastic April, Day 9: "The Piano"

"The Piano" (1888) by Berthe Morisot [1841-1895].

afternoon practice

the torture
of being the page-turner

her feet move
to a different tune
...as the sun fades

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.


  1. I grew up having to practice piano. My mother had her masters in piano and was a teacher. She didn't teach me, but she did make me practice. I hated it . Of course, now I wish I had been more diligent. This poem captures that feeling.

    1. I took piano lessons for a short time--I hated it. I would like to be able to pay something, but the radio is about all I can manage.

  2. The girl in blue -- that would be me!