"The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape" by Thomas Gainsborough‘A Cello Knows’ and Other Poetry by Andrew Todd Ramirez The Society April 23, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 8 Comments A Cello Knows Amidst the smoke and light and laughter Along the smiles and cheers thereafter A sound is bled, wrung free from strings It bounds and treads and wholly sings Inside each song, a secret’s moved Not right nor wrong or frequent proved The message dances from bow to ear; A coded trance of love and fear From left to right the story rings Of Death and light the Cello brings The covert tale engulfs the room It vibrates truth to those who loom The Cello knows for why it’s played Its secret lost, both gone and stayed In the smoke and light and laughter Music lies and cries thereafter The Skipping Sound On torrid winds of change therefrom A lurid light finds range to thrum Bold and bright and dry it seeks The cold and quiet eyes that peek For change is that; a whipping wind A blinding light that has no end Curst and harsh and strong it burns At worst, from far, it longs and yearns When torrid light has gone or come And florid sights of change begun Admitting new, a song so sung Attending too, a throng so hung For change is that; a music note A binding, tight, subduing hope The skipping sound of steps that pass On winds of change that never last… Walk with me a while Andrew Todd Ramirez is an amateur writer and full-time student at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He 27 years old and first began writing poetry about 4 months ago after reading “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by John Donne. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 8 Responses E. V. "Beth" Wyler April 23, 2018 Wow! I’m very impressed that A Cello Knows was written by someone who’s been writing poetry for only 4 months! You have an awesome gift. I can’t wait to read more of your work! Reply J. Simon Harris April 23, 2018 I agree! I really like the sound play in these poems. The dense internal rhymes remind me of some of Poe’s poems. Reply Fr. Richard Libby April 23, 2018 I agree, too. I imagine that we can look forward to more good things from this young poet! Joe Tessitore April 23, 2018 You’re writing poetry like this after four months? Imagine what the next four months are going to bring! Well done Andrew (on Shakespeare’s birthday)! Reply David Paul Behrens April 24, 2018 Good job, Andrew! These poems are very good. Reply Allen April 24, 2018 Like the music itself, your poems weave in an out and stay on the mind! Reply David Hollywood April 24, 2018 Lovely poetry and I especially enjoyed ‘A Cello Knows’, super sentiment. Reply David B. Gosselin April 25, 2018 Very nice. A Cello Knows has a very ethereal feel to it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.