26 August 2011

Dirge for a Mandolin

I threw away my mandolin today.
It’s an organic instrument, string-tied to the feelings in my
Cumbersome, flesh-draped, human parts.
I just can’t find the emotions to play it anymore
In the ordered, binary pulses
Clicking through my electroplated, digital heart.


Mandolin
Image from matsuyuki

3 comments:

  1. Very sad! Your heart may become organic again one day. I hate throwing things away, because I like the sense that I and the world are ever changing, hence anything may one day become useful again...especially musical instruments...I hope you find something else to play.

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  2. Truly a sad tale! Yet maybe the mandolin will find its way back into your heart--and fingers--in some surprising way. You never know!

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