Monthly Archives: October 2012
Adagio: To be played slowly
Deceptive cadence: A chord progression that seems to lead to resolving itself, but does not.
Diminished: To make appear smaller or less.
Grazioso: To play gracefully.
Polonaise: Polish folk dance (My favourite classical piece is Chopin’s Polonaise in A Flat Op 53)
Semitone: The smallest musical interval – distance between 2 notes that are next to one another.
Sonata: A piano sonata is a sonata written for solo piano (My favourite sonata is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata)
Hope this gives you a greater understanding of the poem.
Aspects of Life
She couldn’t remember her final bath
The subconscious realisation
Getting in and getting out
Were becoming beyond her
She remembered her joy in bathing
Lolling in the warm womb
Listening to Vivaldi or Chopin
Sipping brandy and dry
As the aches of the day
Began to recede
Often he would join her
Whiskey and soda in hand
Sit on the grey tiled space
At the end of the bath
Rest his back
On the sturdy glass wall
Occasionally stroking her hair
There was an intimacy
More satisfying than sex
In this silent sharing of their day
The baths ended
Long before his heart stopped beating
But their loving intimate silences