|Margaret Milham, your poem A Song to Play, is a sensitive pitch on sound. You place the reader smack at middle C, and allow tone and vibration to enter each line to serve as colour and voice to their structure. There is a tension between the lines, as if to convey a cultural or traditional network of expectations, all of which call for appreciation. Each line has a function, which contains a past, present and a future. There are some wonderful inserts of human observation, such as, "The rusty pedal", "D sharp is not far behind, yearning to be played", and "The pitch screams" - I find them all delightful! Your poem reflects in a much deeper sense, the aloneness of the artist at the piano. Even as with Billy Joel, and the Piano Man, you have crystallized a moment: an audience and an artist. This amalgam of connectivity , is captured in this poem, it is the sound of music without a note being played. Well done!