Sustain

Resonance builds up and
collects in a corner;
Fighting itself, it grows.
Like a window with blinds
that when peeked through
let in a sliver of light
which keeps bouncing around: trapped.


The piano is a versatile instrument. It is a stringed instrument which produces sound when a hammer hits one of the strings. The sustain pedal, when pressed, allows the sound to continue even when the key is released, giving a pleasant perpetuating experience. Though, when used extremely, it can sound muddy. Thus, the sustain pedal is like the blinds of a window that control the flow of light.


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