Memory of the Tune

I read her words
and remembered my old friend
Sitting idly in my loft
Its been a while since the last day
I lifted the cover gently off her
And loving cleaned her with a cloth
I sat before her
and ran my fingers
adoringly upon the strings
I prayed once before I began
The gentle strains fill my home
My mother looks upon us in glee
My father stops his reading to look as well
I felt happy that I could still play
And I thank the words

That brought me to this…


Firstly, thank u Purple Drizzle for ur poem ‘The Guitar Weeps’…it reminded me of my veena(an indian classical instrument) and i played it for the first time in over 3 years….it was like meeting a long lost friend…thank u so much:)

This is my poem for <a href=””>One-Shot Wednesday</a> hosted by<a href=””&gt; Adam Dustus</a> this week

I’ve included a sample of the beauty of the veena.


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  1. #1 by dustus on August 12, 2010 - 3:38 AM

    wow… Firstly, thanks for posting for One Shot! Appreciate that. What strikes me most about your poem is the speaker turning to artistic expression to rediscover a love for music. The thankful ending is uplifting. cheers

    • #2 by hoiden on August 12, 2010 - 7:31 AM

      thank u adam…i never realised how much i missed playing till i read that poem…have a great day:)

  2. #3 by buttercup600 on August 12, 2010 - 4:12 AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us, I have never seen this instrument…your love for music shines through my dear friend. Hugs xxx

    • #4 by hoiden on August 12, 2010 - 7:32 AM

      my pleasure, Amanda…glad you liked it…this one is a very personal poem:)smiles

  3. #5 by Suja on August 12, 2010 - 5:46 AM

    That was a nice ode to music and the veena.. memories of listening and enjoying it!

    • #6 by hoiden on August 12, 2010 - 7:33 AM

      thank u Suja…n thanks for stopping by:)

  4. #7 by Kavita on August 12, 2010 - 7:54 AM

    It comes as no surprise to me that you can play the Veena… Music just shows through your written work, girl… and your name too! 🙂 So glad that you reconnected with your oooold friend… I am so so happy for you..
    And now, you have inspired me to get back to my keyboard.. I haven’t TOUCHED it in over a year.. I am still learning to play it… but I love learning !! Thanks a bunch for inspiring me!! Phhheewww… I shall resume today…yiiippppeee

    • #8 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:26 AM

      yes…i’m sooo happy i did…thanks to purple drizzle!!!!Gud to know that ur gettting back in touch wit ur old friend too:):)hugs n smiles

  5. #9 by pete marshall on August 12, 2010 - 9:15 AM

    thanks for sharing this wonderful discovery with One Shot…i have found that it is the things from my youth that make me happy now and also have enjoyed rediscovering them..cheers Pete

  6. #10 by brian on August 12, 2010 - 9:59 AM

    what an intriguing instrument….i played guitar years back and every once in a while get the urge to pick it up and just play….thanks for linking up with one shot!

    • #11 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:27 AM

      It is!yes i understand, i did get the urge sometimes…but i was too lazy to start…now i’m practicing as before…thank u:)

  7. #12 by deadpoet88 on August 12, 2010 - 3:03 PM

    Musicians have so much sentiment attached to their instruments. The veena is a very beautiful instrument, though I am not really into Indian classical music. I am fond of the sitar too.

    Your poem really brought out your love for music, was a great read. Thanks for sharing!

    • #13 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:28 AM

      Sitar…Cool…i’ve never heard it though….thank u for stopping by:)

  8. #14 by megzone on August 12, 2010 - 3:15 PM

    brilliant one hoiden 😀
    very well penned..

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    you can read my post at…

    • #15 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:29 AM

      thank u:)sure i will check urs too:)

  9. #16 by Diamonds & Dogs on August 12, 2010 - 5:00 PM

    Lovely and visual and resonant.


  10. #18 by mairmusic on August 12, 2010 - 5:02 PM

    yes, as a musician I understand being incomplete w/out music. Nicely written!

  11. #20 by Morganna on August 12, 2010 - 6:15 PM

    That was a great poem, and congratulations on rediscovering your old friend.

    • #21 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:30 AM


  12. #22 by pattiken on August 12, 2010 - 9:33 PM

    I’m happy you’ve rediscovered your friend and your musical talent. I’ve never seen a veena, but I can tell she’d be interesting to have around.

    • #23 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:30 AM

      She is!!!she has a very calming effect on me…

  13. #24 by tasithoughts on August 12, 2010 - 10:17 PM

    Music and the musical instrument enjoys a song of love by a long lost friend…the artist.

    • #25 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:31 AM

      Yes:)thank u for stopping by:)

  14. #26 by Maureen on August 12, 2010 - 11:19 PM

    Anyone who has ever played an instrument, or even tried, understands what coming back to the music means.

    Thank you.

    • #27 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:32 AM

      Absolutely true…thank u for stopping by:)

  15. #28 by Teresa on August 13, 2010 - 12:33 AM

    That is wonderful! It’s so great that remembered your old friend. My one shot is at

    • #29 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:32 AM

      It is great…thank u for stopping by:)

  16. #30 by Jingle on August 13, 2010 - 1:14 AM


  17. #32 by Ilakya Spandhanaa on August 13, 2010 - 1:35 AM

    Beautiful poem and its amazing you’ve started playing veena again..!! 🙂 Cheers…!!

    • #33 by hoiden on August 13, 2010 - 2:33 AM

      Thank u so much Ilakya…i never thought i wud start again…but i’m glad i did:)

  18. #34 by splashofexpression on August 13, 2010 - 4:17 AM

    Beautiful tribute to your veena. I’ve never heard one play but I’m sure the notes that filled the air were as sweet to your parents as they were to you. Every time I pick up my flute and play a few notes my mother always has something to say. Nothing bad, it’s just one of those things that you can’t let go without mentioning something. I bet she felt great in your hands.

    • #35 by hoiden on August 14, 2010 - 2:27 AM

      She did…and i was so happy i cud play again…hope you keep playing too…thanks for stopping by:)

  19. #36 by Imagina on August 13, 2010 - 12:50 PM

    A wonderful poem and thank you for sparking my interest in this lovely instrument, Veena.. It must sounds beautiful 🙂
    I’m off to search for it in YouTube 😀

    • #37 by hoiden on August 14, 2010 - 2:26 AM

      Great…Hope you like what u hear:)thanks

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  21. #39 by trisha on August 13, 2010 - 3:58 PM

    wonderful poem. you can play veena? thats great! I love this instrument. have heard a few programs, its sound is really marvelous. but playing it is very, very tough. may music pour down your fingers forever.

    • #40 by hoiden on August 14, 2010 - 2:26 AM

      I can…i learnt the basics a few yrs ago…thank u…i hope i will continue playing too:)

  22. #41 by suzicate on August 14, 2010 - 12:31 AM

    Sometimes it takes revisiting something to find out how much we liked it in the first place!

    • #42 by hoiden on August 14, 2010 - 2:22 AM

      yup:)so true)thanks for stopping by:)

  23. #43 by heartspell on August 14, 2010 - 3:59 AM

    What a beautiful heartfelt piece about rediscovery…thank you for sharing the picture of your Veena ; I have never seen one before, but I am a music lover of all kinds and sing and am learning piano…I am in a peaceful world when I sing and play, so I understand how wonderful it must be for you to reconnect with your music. Yay for You! Heartspell

    • #44 by hoiden on August 18, 2010 - 2:31 AM

      yay for me…n thanks for stopping by:)

  24. #45 by Souldose on August 15, 2010 - 2:56 PM

    At first i thought you were writing about an ill or dying friend, then i realized and oh my the beauty and love shines through, music is your thing

    • #46 by hoiden on August 16, 2010 - 1:50 AM

      hm…thank u so much:):)

  25. #47 by leiastar on August 29, 2010 - 9:14 AM

    Your love for music shines through this … it’s always a pleasure to ‘rediscover’ things we love… thanks for sharing!

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