Music of Love (Haibun)
The cottage, though quaint, had a certain mysterious charm. In its heyday, the garden was filled with multitudes of flowers and trees and a beautiful sculptured garden statue of Venus, the goddess of love! The cottage was home to a teacher in our town.The man and his wife taught music for many years, but the lessons stopped when she passed on. She was his life, his music, his inspiration. He lost all desire to teach, to interact with neighbours.He was never seen outside in the day but the dusty windows fascinated us because we knew he hid behind them watching the world go by. Legend has it that he roamed the garden at night playing the song Endless Love on his violin. It is said, that when he played, a white light appeared to envelop the statue and encircle his shoulders. Many believe the light was his life long love!
bow in hand he plays,
rhythms of his life appear,
centred in music.
A________GARDEN Challenge with MaryT.Live
Required fill in phrase a_________garden
a beautiful sculptured garden
Original quote Hans Christian Anderson
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