Three Lutes and a Violin

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Three lutes huddled against the emptiness of a corner, stepsisters born separately of rosewood, maple, and ebony, sharing an inheritance of long necks, heads back, full bodies with rosettes like intricately set jewels on their breasts. Theirs was harmonious rivalry, recalling a master’s touch and understanding. On the settee a leather case contained a violin resembling a dead man on the red velvet of his coffin, not mourned but celebrated by nymphs dancing through vines on the frieze high around the room.

from A House Near Luccoli©, a novel imagining an intimacy with the 17th Century Italian Composer, Alessandro Stradella

Release Date: September 1, 2012
All Things That Matter Press
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18 thoughts on “Three Lutes and a Violin

  1. Ooooh, Diane–that IS intriguing!! I’m just so proud of you for staying the course and completing this work, and running with it all the way to publication–very inspiring! God bless your week–love, sis Caddo


  2. Oh Diane, what a wonderful short piece to whet the appetite!!

    I am so looking forward to your book 🙂

    And I looked up Kenneth Weene and bought the kindle edition of Tales from Dew Drop Inne!! Really enjoying it! Thank you for the link.

    Lots of Love

    Christine xx


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