The Melody Lives On


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The Melody Lives On

I play a song for you…it comes from so deep within.
Each note, each finger on the key, is my light kiss against your cheek.
Each stanza, trill and measure, is my embrace, my hand locked tight in yours.
It’s been so long since I have played, my fingers stumble on the keys,
but my heart plays your song…to perfection, gracefully and continually.
I have no fear that you will think me the fool,  for those mistakes now and then,
even though they come and go, the melody lives on…
written exclusively for you;
I know too, how much you love this song.
Your ear absorbs each chord, and sometimes a whole line becomes a smile.
On some parts there are tears in my eyes, I roll the notes gently in a caress
and then your hand on my shoulder and I don’t even need to turn around,
I know …because, I just know.
Something happened, while we were one in the music, one in this moment;
when my piano said, “ I love you,” and you bent down and whispered in my ear.

Karima Hoisan
October 15, 2020
Costa Rica

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17 Responses to The Melody Lives On

  1. Loved it ❤️❤️

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  2. daleinnis says:

    Beautiful! Music and love can be so intertwined…

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  3. *Sorry, you will have to open it in YouTube…By the way, this piano cover of a great song, “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos”,(My history between your fingers) is really beautiful…One of those subtle and emotional pieces that I personally love. Click on the YouTube link to listen.


  4. Msdedeng says:

    The music is so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Samreen Asad says:

    Wow Karima, that’s so beautiful, MashaAllah, seamless flow of words.. ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Farah says:

    Lovely poem! It touches the heart as gently yet as deeply as piano melodies ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautiful, as always, Karima.❤️

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  8. Hoyt says:

    La musica y las palabras en espanol trabajan perfectamente en juntos! This music Mi historia entre tus dedos is lovely! Then your beautiful film and writing…You come at ideas and thoughts from all angles Karima. You are so appreciated!

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    • Thank you so much for this Hoyt…I have been going through some doubts about my poetry and if anyone cares or gets anything out of it…so this, your comment is very uplifting to me.. Thank you my dear friend for life..


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