Composition in the Key of G

A sound when the bow is moved…

Composition in the Key of G

1.) A Tender Composition

From a violin

a sound when the bow is moved

skillfully forward.

Then the solemn tone

the masterful blow of horn


Local symphony

dedicated musicians

will practice alone.

A hush has fallen

the cellist drawn bow

followed by a pluck.

Change to Andante

slowing down for the flutist

a brilliant bird song.

Slowing down for the flutist…

2.) In the Key of G

All the instruments

fall into their proper place

reaching perfection.

This polyphony

this small chamber orchestra

directed with love.

A list of our firsts

the first time the trumpet sound

a somber night cry.

So many things heard

a tender composition

a labor of love.

Some tears may fall down

from music’s passionate joy

lost in G Minor.

The sound of the strings will flow a river of sound…

3.)  All The Instruments

When our eyes are closed

the sound of the strings will flow

a river of sound.

From the balcony

surrounded by wings of sound

a moment of joy.

Let us not forget

the moment piano plays

everyone listens.

Play in Allegro

all these listed instruments

raise all our spirits.

As a summer stream

some waves of sound have crested

some waves now trickle.

Or sultry sax…

4.) Finding Place in Our Dreams

Again and again

ending opens Giosco

bodily return.

Music in our day

finding a place in our dreams

makes the difference.

Or sultry sax

lost upon a lonely path

before the others.

Whether surrounded

in glorious open space

or in a closed room.

Our ears will learn pitch

our minds will be opened wide

by angelic hums.

One hears the bassist…

5.) Each Key Signature

Then one bass drum booms

silence except piccolo

as if a small bird.

Each key signature

each interplay in perfect time

rare times of balance.

One hears the bassist

follow the philharmonic

leading into strings.

A lively tempo

immediate excitement

a moment to dance.

If lucky a harp will bring color to the air…

6.) A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Into a scherzo

as rain dropping on some stones

letting loose madness.

With each woodwind voice

a stroll down memory lane

sound as a release.

A percussive dance

or a dreamy twirling waltz

collective stories.

If lucky a harp

will bring color to the air

a dip in water.

Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

5 thoughts on “Composition in the Key of G

  • March 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    All your verses are very nicely written. I enjoyed reading them.

  • March 24, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Cleverly composed. Oh how I love music, i especially love orchestral music. The way each note is carefully placed as to give off the impression of something else, a singing bird, a broken heart, a bout of joy, someone running in place, music is such a majestic property. I wish I could play again, i really enjoyed my time in the band. Nice Haiku as always Jamie.

  • March 30, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Thank you Yasmin and Paul for taking the time to read and leaving kind engaging comments much appreciated. Jamie


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