A poem that fosters appreciation for a musician is "Violin" by Mark R. Slaughter. He describes a violinist's performance: "And all in a work of musical art: / Ephemeral stories, yarned of music / Honed impossibly through her tones."
Henry Van Dyke's "Master of Music" is an ideal poem for expressing appreciation for a musician who has passed away, emphasizing the ephemeral nature of musical performance: "Where is the Master of Music, and how has he vanished away? / Where is the work that he wrought with his wonderful art in the air? / Gone, – it is gone like the glow on the cloud at the close of the day! / The Master has finished his work, and the glory of music is – where?"