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The Flute Player


A patron of the arts

sits upon a warm cushioned chair

within a concert hall of

acoustical refinement.


Outside, in the cold,

a down-and-out man

in coarse and dirty clothing

settles in upon the hard pavement.


An orchestra of many tune up;

a concordance of rich harmonious notes

bring alive a deeply stirring composition.


The man outside pulls a flute

out of a soiled pocket of his

threadbare jacket

and positioning the instrument to his lips

plays a haunting singular tune.


Music knows no boundaries ...


It is simply the way of things.


                                               -    Rosie

Painting of a man playing a flute

Michele Stein

The Flute PlayerEdward Dowrick
00:00 / 04:59

 (Musical Vignette inspired by Rosie's Poem)

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