May 2009

You, dear Beethoven, are a cruel tease

May 27, 2009 10:57

 

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

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