Monday, December 5, 2011

For Mozart

Light Perpetual

In common pauper's grave
a transcendent genius
was lain, old and dead,
though of an age when
most of us are just learning
to live. Prodigious child, he,
ever thirsty for aging wine,
drinking in prime vintages,
exquisite, refined, then
rendering them even more
succulent for having passed
through his unique mind.
Time has not quenched
his light, the bright, shining
beacon: Classical composer
who dared make passionate
love to notes and sire music
divine during his all too
brief time in mortal flesh.
Hush, now, and listen:

Overture, Le Nozze de Figaro

Image: Salzburg Mozart Monument by Schwanthaler, Wikipedia


Jo said...

Bravo, Maestro! Bravo!

His music IS divine, and the light emenating from it serves as a beacon to all who remain in this realm.

Mozart transcends the ages. Thank you so much for this moving tribute to him.

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the notion of wine becoming more "succulent for having passed through his unique mind"...beautiful write...Maestro Mozart would be pleased, my friend.

Brenda said...

Very well done! My husband has a huge classical collection...but Mozart is probably his favorite.