Do You Remember When? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Fret – 5 Lines



I have many memories, and many of those memories are located by music of the time, I’m sure many of you will know that experience for yourself.



Do You Remember When?

When fret is a board life takes a different tune,
from trouvere to the gods of rock,
the manipulated gut over brass
sometimes announced by a subtle, inescapable squeak,
where vibration becomes memory.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, music, poem

20 responses to “Do You Remember When? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. My 13 year old granddaughter received a guitar for her birthday. At her request. She comes over on a Sunday and spends the afternoon with us showing the chords she has learned through the week. She takes lessons but gets a lot off of YouTube. Never been musical myself but after her explanations I have a new respect for guitar players. Great poem.

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  2. Beautiful..I can’t imagine life without music.

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  3. Loved it! Music’s saved a many lives!❤️

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  4. lol love it’s quirkiness 🙂

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  5. I often want to launch into some musical refrain of a tune remembered in reaction to a blog. 🙂 Great poem, Paul. Moved to music as well moved by music.

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  6. Music and poetry — not that the two are different — have helped me tremendously in my youthful past! (Thank you, Jethro Tull, Rush, Yes, Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, etc…..)

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  7. Wow. Paul, I love this. What a great last line – – where vibration becomes memory. So powerful it popped for me. (And great photo too.) Blessings to you Paul. Debbie

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  8. I was wondering if anyone would use fret in this way. You did…and wonderfully! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. lync56

    Very good


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