Violet melody

Mirror of water in shades of purple, similar to an impressionist painting or melody

A fluffy shadow crunches lightly
Among rusty bolts and saddened poppies.

Oh, if I could still believe in ghosts!

So many notes despoiled of spirit,
Silently vibrating the coyote’s song,
Would discover the extreme quiet
Among the ugly fumes of mothballs!

” Preserve yourselves! “,
shouts the captain to his desperate crew.
But the muffled echo of a rebuke
Only continues to mock itself,
While a sun drowned in sulfur
Marks the boundaries between cowardice and hope.

” You don’t come back! You don’t come back! “,
the older ones shout
clutching a watch in their hands
And some leftover change.

The red coins jingle,
Falling into a ragged, filthy pocket.
” Don’t you hear as well? ”
asks the hub to the young mate.

” Here is the spirit returning! ”
exclaims the poor man in dismay
Running under a lifeboat.

An immense chorus of laughter
Rips through the mourning of the night.

” This is the fearless whale hunter! “,
the companions echo,
while a circle of voices
Mimics the rustling of chained footsteps.

Oh, if I could, like them,
Still believe in ghosts!

A raucous cello tells
Its purple rhyming song.
And while most watch in amazement
The golden scratches of the last comet,
I shine my shoes
And I run away,
Among old abandoned junk.


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A brief note on the origin of the cello

The cello, which originated in the early 16th century, evolved from earlier stringed instruments such as the viola da braccio. Initially called a cello, it gained popularity in the Baroque era and underwent several modifications in its construction to achieve its modern form. Notable luthiers such as Stradivari and Montagnana played a crucial role in perfecting the design and sound of the cello.

Throughout history, the cello has had a prominent place in various genres of music, from classical to contemporary. Some essential cello compositions include Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Six Suites for Solo Cello, Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Cello Sonatas, and Antonín Dvořák‘s Cello Concerto in B minor.

musician playing a melody on a cello
With its rich and deep sound, the cello can evoke warm colors, from burnished red to purple, by synesthesia. The atmospheres it can generate guide the listener into an enchanted, pastel-toned, tone-less, and deeply calm territory.

With its deep and rich sound, the cello has become an essential instrument in orchestras and chamber music groups. Its expressive capabilities and versatility have inspired countless composers to create masterpieces that showcase the beauty and emotional power of the instrument.


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