tuning key

tuning key

n
(Music, other) a device that may be placed over a wrest pin on a piano, etc, and turned to alter the tension and pitch of a string
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When we woke, our hair had turned to white and the pile of clothes-- the lake kept quiet the dock further out than we'd lived before I heard the faraway voices-- of other students now awake questions trapezing through the air like tuning keys before a fugue We didn't speak-- when my ring slipped silver and blue into the water below-- I knew it had vanished along with the strength to live on-- to accept another self Susan Rich (susanrich.net) is the author of four collections of poems: Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist's Kitchen, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer's Tongue/Poems of the World.