Poem in F minor
Although the music is still
The rhythm has changed
No longer a fully orchestrated
She’d relished her polonaise days
Now it was mostly sonatas
Out of tune
Fingers less nimble
Deceptive cadence and yet
She sits daily at the keyboard
Striving for grazioso
From now on
A musical glossary follows for those who require it. I have placed in brackets two pieces of music I would like you to listen to if you feel so inclined. You can find them easily on Youtube. I prefer to listen to the Horowitz version of both.
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.