"The Cello" by Fred Melton

Last month my band, Goldfinch, played a FANtastic house show at the Melton's house in Wenatchee, WA. He pulled me aside before the performance to tell me he tucked a poem about the cello into my cello case. So wonderful! Well, I was busy getting ready for the show, so I didn't have a chance to read it until we were packing up for the night...




It brought me to tears. Mainly, because it was the perfect artistic touch to the end of a beautifully hosted evening of music. We were so welcomed by Fred and his family that the idea of receiving another beautiful gift (of poetry) was too much for me.

The Cello - by Fred Melton

When bow burdens string

You sing of unspeakable sorrow

And silence the noise surrounding my soul.


Thanks Fred & Elizabeth Melton. Your hospitality was astounding. Your poetry, the cherry on top!