Jean L Kreiling -- About the Oboe

The oboe can make pretty sounds—it hums or moans or croons—
but it can also shriek and squeak and kill the best of tunes.
And whether you hear mourning from a sweetheart just forsaken
or cooing from a dove as honeymooners first awaken
or strident whining from an overbearing egotist
depends upon the skill and love life of the oboist.

Jean L Kreiling