fingerprint whispers on a vast dark clef

(a tanka inspired by Debussy’s Clair de Lune)


oh, piano man,
if it tickles your fancy,
play us something full –
as ebony as the sky,
and ivory as the moon.


written for mindlovemiserysmenagerie.

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13 Responses to fingerprint whispers on a vast dark clef

  1. Candy says:

    This is a beautiful plea.

  2. Jen says:

    Oh — I have to echo Espresso — the title is as good as the tanka 🙂
    Nicely done 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    Mmmm. ANd all those keys open all my doors!

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    Marvelous–glad to reconnect with you (in a new blog).

  5. Kir Piccini says:

    a wish, a prayer.

  6. julespaige says:

    Puts a new spin on tickling the ‘ivories’ (all 88’s).
    Cheers, and thanks for stopping by my GRACE piece.

  7. This reminds me of the mermaid at the piano the other day.

  8. Ooh. Lovely. And what a wonderful title.
    And I really liked the structure of the tanka. The middle line works as a pivot really well. Attuned to the widely accepted rules. Very well penned. 🙂

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