Best poems and short fiction on piano

Piano, a Poem

Piano, a Poem

In this poem consisting of a single sentence, Dan Howell draws on a lived experience to describe the sound of an older woman playing.

The Piano Speaks, a Poem

The Piano Speaks, a Poem

IWhen I read this poem for college audiences, I often ask who played in orchestra or band in earlier years.

Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons

Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons

When I had been living in New York several years after I had graduated from Berkeley, I heard from my mother who lived in Southern California where I grew up. During the call (I hate telephones and almost never talk on them), she said, “All those years I paid for your piano lessons, and now you don’t even play the piano.”

Seeking Expert Piano Tuner

Seeking Expert Piano Tuner

Seeking expert piano tuner, must have a good ear – as well as experience with antiques – to tune and restore a beautiful walnut baby grand with original brass pedals, ivory keys, and a chipped ivory

The Wurlitzer

The Wurlitzer

We bring you “The Wurlitzer,” a literary short story by the award-winning writer Christi Craig, set to music performed by founding editor Nancy M. Williams.

Ode to the Piano, a Poem

Ode to the Piano, a Poem

Poet’s Introduction: I was stunned when I first saw GRAND PIANO PASSION™—it was beautiful the way it connected the arts, and I found it healing to read through the archives.

Fantasy Impromptu, a Poem

Fantasy Impromptu, a Poem

The only way I could deal with the distance within my marriage, within myself, was to practice and practice. Fantasy Impromptu is a difficult piece to play well, and it took me out of myself.

The Minute Waltz, a Poem

The Minute Waltz, a Poem

The Minute Waltz (Opus 64 No. 1) by Chopin was my first experience of music as more than just pleasant sounds. I was spellbound by the piano playing this piece.