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You, dear Beethoven, are a cruel tease

May 27, 2009 at 5:57 PM


You, dear Beethoven
are a cruel tease. 
Your music seduces and entices me
I can’t resist it.
I lift my bow
with pure anticipation  
to taste -
the simple pleasures you offer
Yet you,
Are not so easily captured.
With impish delight
You soar just out of my reach
You will not be appeased
by technical prowess,
or the lofty
promotion of Self
You strip away my confidence.
By design, you shatter
all musical ideals
I know to be right
And so I learn
To humble my pride.
To reach,
for the impossible
to finally comprehend
that your music was never intended
for the destination
but for the journey

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)


You have poet skills!

From Christopher Liao
Posted on May 27, 2009 at 10:50 PM


From Ray Randall
Posted on May 28, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Parts of that fine poem sound like my wife. LOL. Just kidding. Really. Well, sort of.

From Sander Marcus
Posted on May 29, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Oh, good Lord!!  How can I possibly resist responding to this one?

I'm so discouraged,
I'll have a scotch and soda,
Cause no one has the time
For a Beethoven coda.

I try to play Beethoven's anything,
But it always fails.
How do you make music
Out of arpeggios and scales?

Sure, he was a genius.
His 5th Symphony? How'd he think it?
But play it the right way?
I'd rather drink it.

Yet if truth be told
(And I'm not being coy)
It's Beethoven's music
That I owed to joy.

:) Sandy

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