Violin anatomy is basically the same across almost all models. Except for those cool, modern ones you see contemporary players dancing around with on stages and streets. And there’s quite a bit more going on that you might notice at first glance.
I have more appreciation for violin anatomy because of a picture.
Someone, on a social media channel I follow, shared a picture of the inside of a violin. And they added a note that said, “The inside of a violin looks like a music hall.”
And, incredibly, it does. The only things missing are the audience and the orchestra. But if you could walk around inside the violin anatomy, you might get the impression you’re in a music hall. With wooden walls. And natural lighting. It’s very cool.
Well, the visual immediately inspired my alter ego, Poetman. So, I gathered 96 syllables together to create my tribute to the smallest stringed instrument in the orchestra. And I simply call it…
Maple and Spruce and Ebony
Make their way to the symphony.
And intestinal fortitude,
From overture to interlude,
Exude from deep within the space
Beneath a pensive, focused face.
A Pernambuco arrow glides,
And firmly wound white horse hair slides
Across fine-tuned Pirazzi strings.
Divine, inspired, a high voice sings,
Revealing Heaven from within
The soul inside the violin.
Of course, the soul of a violin is metaphorical. And the little stringed instrument can make no sounds without the musician.
And that, naturally, reminds me of how the musician could make no sounds without the Maker of musicians. Because ultimately there can be NO sound, heavenly, musical, or otherwise, without the Creator of sound and music.
So, yes, Virginia. God does exist. And He can be found even in the violin anatomy. If you’re willing to open the eyes of your understanding.
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