LustyTaurus 49M
12038 posts
5/1/2006 5:09 am

Last Read:
5/9/2006 10:11 pm


'Twas battered and scarred and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.

"What am I bid, good folk?" he cried.
"Who'll start the bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar ... now two ... only two ...
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?

"Three dollars once, three dollars twice,
Going for three" ... but no!
From the room far back a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow.

Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet,
As sweet as an angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, "What am I bid for the old violin?"
As he held it up with the bow.

"A thousand dollars ... and who'll make it two?
Two...two thousand, and who'll make it three?
Three thousand once and three thousand twice ...
Three thousand and gone!" said he.

The people cheered, but some exclaimed
"We do not quite understand ...
What changed it's worth?"
and the answer came:
"'Twas the touch of the master's hand."

And many a man with soul out of tune
And battered and scarred by sin
Is auctioned cheap by the thoughtless crowd
Just like the old violin.

But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul,
and the change that is wrought
By the touch of the master's hand.



NOTE: The original "The touch of the Master's Hand" was written ~100 yrs ago, Author Anonymous.

mycin62 55F

5/1/2006 5:16 am

That was great!!! Have a great day yourself

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:05 pm:
I did mycin..TY!

MWWwantsmore 52F

5/1/2006 5:16 am

I love this post also, amazing what the touch of a hand from a master can do for something

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:06 pm:'s all a matter of perception.

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
5/1/2006 5:33 am

You have an excellent day too, thanks LT

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:06 pm:
Thank you very much...

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
5/1/2006 6:41 am

I've read this before Lusty....but quite awhile ago. It is a wonderful reminder that everyone has self worth.....and we should look for it! Thanks for a great read this morning. Have a great day.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:07 pm:
It has in fact become somewhat of a mantra for me Angel...Thanks for the compliment...

PassionKisses4Me 45F

5/1/2006 7:49 am

Happy May Day sweeite...hugs and kisses



LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:08 pm:
TY your hugs and kisses.

rm_gerson42 53M
2419 posts
5/1/2006 10:15 am

Can a guy get a word in here?
Thanks LT

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:09 pm: guy...and you're welcome gerson

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
5/1/2006 12:04 pm

wonderful and so sadly true

I'm a

i'm here to stay

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:10 pm:
You're right Papy and thanks.

expatbrit49 63M

5/1/2006 1:03 pm

Thats really cool... Thanks

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:10 pm:
Thankyou ExPat and you're welcome...

rm_pagan380 66M
4405 posts
5/1/2006 1:27 pm

Truly excellent, thanks guy.

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:11 pm:
Thanks Pagan...

clevergirl4U 59F

5/1/2006 1:33 pm

"a soul out of tune" it! Thanks!

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:12 pm:
that is a priceless set of words isn't it Clevergirl...

aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
5/1/2006 1:38 pm

I'll think about it.

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:12 pm:
Don't think about as you're told DAMMIT!!

Hope you had a great day aas...

saddletrampsk 55F

5/1/2006 2:23 pm

Great post Lusty

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:14 pm:
Thanks Saddle......

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
5/1/2006 2:55 pm

You're gettin serious in your old age! Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:15 pm:
LOL...just tryin' to shed some light on the world Joe. Hope you had a good day buddy!!

digdug41 50M

5/1/2006 3:09 pm

cool post LT

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:16 pm:
Thanks Dig..hope you had a good day my friend.

HBowt2 60F

5/1/2006 3:58 pm

wonderful post.....really enjoyed it

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:16 pm:
I'm glad HB...thankyou

rm_cru1972 45M
4407 posts
5/1/2006 4:19 pm

Great post LT. I have never heard it, but I loved it

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:16 pm:
Now you've heard it Cru...and I am glad you liked it.

rm_yukonpaul 52M
1120 posts
5/1/2006 8:18 pm

Man, that anonymous guy sure is good! He also must live a long time, since he has done a ton of stuff through the ages!

LustyTaurus replies on 5/1/2006 8:28 pm:
That is good stuff Yukon...I have this writing framed on my wall as a gift, with a brief history and it was done originally by an anonymous writer. Since it was "discovered" I suppose is the best term several have put the words to music and/or modified it somewhat. But you're correct...seems like the best stuff is always "anonymous"...LOL

imLadyBambi 59M/51F

5/1/2006 9:41 pm

Lusty my man,

Don't really know what to say on this one.But, I did want you to know that I went back to the doctor today and I have walking pneumonia so for the next couple of day's I will be layed up in bed medicating myself and Mr.Bambi will be posting our blogs that we work on together.So please continue to visit.

Lady Bambi

LustyTaurus replies on 5/2/2006 12:12 am:
I hope you feel better soon Bambi...

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
5/1/2006 11:42 pm

very nice ....

LustyTaurus replies on 5/2/2006 12:14 am: helps me regularly to get centered again

aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
5/2/2006 6:52 am

Ya, that's always been a problem... I never just do as I'm told. I always have to ask too many questions. LOL

LustyTaurus replies on 5/2/2006 6:22 pm:
hahaha...If you don't want to know the answer then it's best NOT to ask the question my friend...LOL

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
5/9/2006 9:55 am

I like this - sort of sad, but lovely reminder at the same time. Thanks.


LustyTaurus replies on 5/9/2006 10:12 pm:
My pleasure whisper...

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