Spectral Violin ~ Author Baidha Fercoq



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Spectral Violin



From where does the melody

of a violin’s message begin?

Does its origin arise

between harmony of heart and wood

adding depth and richness

to release a timeless song?

How does the violin’s bow

know of the exact moment

to shift its loudness

in a whisper to its fragile strings?

Is the magic released

when tension is toned

and dynamic accents lends its hand

to create a spectacular pitch?

Perhaps the magic from a violin’s song

is ultimately captured in resolution

when notes of dissonance echo so sharply, our very life’s struggle

as we seek and search to find restful balance

and the violin’s bow, offers its salubrious consonance.


© Baidha Fercoq

 Excerpt from the book “Poetic Melodies”

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Preface . . .

There is a human language that encompasses the globe, regardless of race, color, creed or country. Much the same way as laughter or tears, or any of our human emotions. When we see someone laugh, there is a universal language that is communicated by all of us. We know they are happy. Just as when we see someone crying, it is generally accepted to mean they are, most likely, sad. However, the language I am referring to goes beyond the sight of emotions, and runs deeper than the tear streaked lines of a sad face. I am speaking of a language that can penetrate to the deepest depths of the human psyche, it can be felt in the beating of our hearts and it can leave us soaring among our dreams.

This universal language is music.

Upon these waves of sound we can find our spirits lifted to the heavens, we can feel the beats and the rhythms in our beings and we are moved by the vibrations. We may become lost in a memory or a moment of time may be singled out by the distinct patterns and oscillations of a melody. We may gather by the thousands to listen to this music together or we may be alone in our rooms, or be dancing with our friends or  cuddling with our love, but the universal language of music expands human communication beyond the normal realm. It propels us into the wavelengths of our souls, and it is there that we become in tune, we find our harmonies, and we recognize that there is a true power in music.

The poetry included in this book seeks to capture that essence and tap into that power. These are the lines of communication opened and inspired by the universal language called music.

Christopher Allen Breidinger, Author

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1 reply

  1. The metaphor embodies the intimacy of sculpting music with bow and string as do our lives vibrate from the stroke of heavenly harmonies. I leave with a pleasing ambiance, nurtured by your thoughts expressed herein.


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