Being a Player

David Reinstein,LCSW By David Reinstein,LCSW, 8th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Being a "player" has come to have many different meanings. Sports, relationships, style ... but here, it is quite literally about playing ... music!

The Aspirations of a Player

He strums and picks wound wires
Taught on carefully crafted wood,
In the hopes that before attention expires
Listeners will heal something they adjudge
To be good.

Sometimes long-considered
An at other times spontaneous,
Lyrics are the part the voice plays;
A sharable version is not always
In the quest to create a song
That will hang in the memory
For some days.

Not to be confused
With the music of the spheres
Nor with the deafening cacophony
Of traffic, pained wailing or heavy construction,
The player makes sounds
Intended for others to hear
That builds a welcome new piece
Onto human experience
Offsetting some tunes of destruction.

One need not put another nickel in the player,
What he does requires no coin;
Even as he becomes more aged and grayer
He hopes that in the music you’ll join.


Crafter Wood, David Reinstein Lcsw, Lyrics, Music Of The Spheres, Player, Tunes Of Destruction, Voice Heavy Construction, Wound Strings

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Clinical Social Worker (Psychotherapist), humorist, poet and musician, Born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60's.
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author avatar shallimarRose
8th Jun 2012 (#)

Nice pictre David.. i love this.. the last stanza made me smile.. ty
xo Rose

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author avatar Jojay
8th Jun 2012 (#)

Again, you 'blow me away' with your poetry! Somehow I thought of the line, "They said of the man of the blue guitar, you do not play things as they are" (Wallace Stevens?)
Your poems "hang in the memory" for a lot more than a few days.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
8th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Jojay.... Wallace Stevens, huh?.... 27 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird... The Emperor of Ice Cream.... I recall it no0w that you have mentioned him...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
9th Jun 2012 (#)

quite an interesting article David...thank you...

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Your words to your music are entrancing,
They make me feel like dancing,
Or maybe relaxing, to enjoy the flow
As we ride on the universal current
Listening to a player playing his music.

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