Strung Out

Peacock Poetry

On Sunday, whilst attempting to tune my guitar, Android gently suggested that I didn’t twist too hard or the string would break. The very next second, of course, I heard a heartbreaking snap and my E string was officially a write off! Fortunately my lovely guitar teacher, Hugo, bought me a new set of strings and has put them on for me. It was more emotional than anticipated to experience my first broken string!

Broken E String

I pulled you far too tightly

You broke into my hands

I should have turned you lightly

Hindsight now understands

It is a fragile balance

For us to stay in tune

my clumsiness, no talent

but I will mend you soon

I care for you so deeply

despite my lack of tact

You play my heart so sweetly

You strike a chord : come back!

Without you, life’s unsightly

One day we’ll start…

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