Mozart

Mozart

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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If any man should have lived forever, it was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; taken from us too early!

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MOZART

 

When the bow becomes the lips of an angel,

Kissing the strings of the humble fiddle;

When the flirtacious flute flutters high,

Like a solitary songbird winging across the sky;

When the keyboard of a piano is the ladder

We climb to a space beyond time and matter;

When our breath stops, awaiting the horns,

In remembrance of the past their solemn hum mourns;

When the woodwinds, repeating thoughts of their master,

Sing to us from the soul into which we venture;

When the beat of the music appears to end,

But our spirit leans upon it, like a friend;

We know we were touched by Mozart,

Entering each of us, through our heart.

 

© 2011 Christina May Shanaberg


Author's Note

Christina May Shanaberg
He died of of pneumonia, penniless, and was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave! He was 35 years old (1756-1791.)

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Wonderfully apt imagery; a lovely-of-lyric and most effective tribute to the late master.
Superior work.


Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the way this poem delivers an orchestrated flow. One can see the veiled image of the bar notes and cleft markings upon the background. Well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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A lovely poem. As a musician myself I can totally relate to the feelings his music bring up. Love the line "Leans upon it as though a friend". Great work.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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That is firstly a beautifully composed poem/sonnet..He was a master and left us a legacy that continues to delight 300 hundreds years later..at least we know he didn't write for the fame, money or glory..very sad

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The man will live on through his music,,, a really delightful and creative ode to an everlasting legend.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

BY far realll far this is the best thing I ever read from you very very beautiful!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Flirtatious as this work it teaches more than enlightens. I love the flow and the image that comes from it. This is a winner.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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But we all know and love his work now!
With a body of work as beautiful as his is
He had to have great passion for his work
Somehow I have to believe it was the joy
Of music that kept him going
Lovely poem.
I love the sound of a violin

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Added on May 3, 2010
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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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