Cello Psalm

How can wood and wire sing so?
How can synapse joined to synapse
Scrape the bow so rough, so smoothly,
Making simple black and white revive the genius
Locked in time?
How can fingers dance the fretless
Neck with such great accuracy
Forming notes of faultless tone?
How can pressure differentials
Enter ears of player, listener,
Modify the angle, pressure, minutest
Placement of the fingers,
Make endorphins flow and
Stamp the neural circuits
With memory of song?

Bryan Ness