The music of poetry

I attended a wedding in Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park this weekend, and one of the highlights was a custom poem written for me by Silvi Alcivar of The Poetry Store. She sits at a cute antique typing desk with an antique typewriter, and writes "poetry on demand".

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Given just a brief description - one word is all she needs - she writes a custom poem on the spot, on any of her assorted paper designs. I told her I wanted mine to be about music. She asked what instrument I play. I told her violin, and gave her the name of my business. Here's what I got, within about 3 minutes:

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the music within us

plays like violin's

strings replacing the

voice we might use to

sing, making space for

silence inside us

to just listen.

- Silvi Alcivar, 6.6.10

I was totally floored. Isn't she amazing?? Check her out and book her for your next music or literary event, art opening, trunk show, wedding, party, or get together of any kind.