Guitar

by Fray Bluestorm   Feb 13, 2021


I hold the instrument delicately,
Horizontal in my two hands.
I reach my arm over the wood,
Gently fingering the strings.
My left hand relaxes,
letting muscle memory guide my fingers,
Pressing down firmly on the frets,
Then my right hand strums the chord.
Carefully shifting from E minor to G,
And play for the four beats needed.
Continuing to chords D, C and A minor,
Switching quickly and fluently, as I was taught.
I move my hands to the position for the outro,
Picking strings A G and B softly,
until I play the final note.
I let it ring out into the empty room.

~ Fray 2021

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Jack

    This is a great poem! It paints a great picture!

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Fray Bluestorm

      Thank you so much! I'm a self-taught guitarist and so I wanted my first poem to be about something I love! Thank you again!

    • 1 week ago

      by Jack

      I play clarinet but I never could have taught myself! A happy welcome to poems & quotes!!

  • 1 month ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Go now play
    Underneath the
    Iron bridge
    Tatalise those travellers
    And share a musical
    Reward

    Welcome, Fray to PnQ. It's a sharing kind of place. :)

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Fray Bluestorm

      Wow, thank you so much! Keira has told me you are one of the most renowned people on here, so your welcoming me means a lot. Thank you again :)

  • 2 months ago

    by hiraeth

    Welcome to P&Q! Hope to see more of your work posted soon!

    • 2 months ago

      by Fray Bluestorm

      Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely warm welcome!

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I can strum the odd chord or two, but in all honesty, my time with a guitar never sounded half as rewarding as this!
    A warm welcome to who surely is the smelliest niece an uncle could have this side of the Milky Way...

    Love, Ben

    • 2 months ago

      by Fray Bluestorm

      Thank you for the lovely warm welcome! I'm sure I'll really enjoy it here.

      Fray xx

  • 2 months ago

    by Keira Pickard

    I love the imagery here! It's very calming and relaxing, a beautiful piece to read. A wonderful first poem, welcome to poems and quotes! xx

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