Are You Okay Mozart?

Are You Okay Mozart?

A Poem by Aino A Järvinen

In the town in which I live there is a yearly festival called OK Mozart. Its patrons are dying and I fear for its future...




Sensitive child prodigy,

The aesthete still worships your progeny

of music, we are all borne

to listen.


What woe it is we, who know you, feel

to think there are souls

swept up,

swept away,

that cannot realize your glory.




Don Juan, the impresario

wasn’t invited to the marriage

of Figaro.

The shepherd king did not want

the Philosopher’s Stone. Because

he had the magic flute.

And though Zaide, the deluded bridegroom

gave the goose of Cairo to Thamos, King of Egypt,

Idomeneo, King of Crete and the pretend garden-maid

obeyed the obligation of the first commandment.

In Scipio’s dream Mithridates, King of Pontus

met Ascanius in Alba, while

Apollo and Hyacinth,

Bastien and Bastienne,

and the feigned simpleton, Lucius Sulla

all received the clemency of Titus,

due to the abduction from the Seraglio.

Because women are like that.




A thousand Symphonies of Summer,

Autumn’s Sonatas,

Winter’s Quartets,

and Spring’s Serenades

must not be allowed to die!




As long as we live,

as long as we breathe,

as long as we dream,

as long as we sing,

may your celebration endure,

may your brilliance be felt

as a wave through the ages,

loved by all,

lest we lose all grasp of art

and fall.

© 2013 Aino A Järvinen

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An inspired poem by the fine arts and inspiring to us as she writes...Thank you for sharing...:)

Posted 10 Years Ago

its really a nice poem liked it alot nice work

Posted 10 Years Ago

There is not a review for this wondrous, beautiful work. My goodness this is a ode a call for arts history to live and breathe generation to generation.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Aino A Järvinen

10 Years Ago

Kiitoksia! It's relieving to see there are still those who appreciate the highest arts. Thank you fo.. read more
Shaun Payton

10 Years Ago

You are welcome:)

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Added on June 7, 2013
Last Updated on June 7, 2013
Tags: poetry, Mozart, opera, sonata, symphony, quartet, art


Aino A Järvinen
Aino A Järvinen

Although born American, Aino holds a deep love for Finland, incorporating inspiration from its culture and mythology into her writing. Her works include poetry, lyrics, and short stories, but her main.. more..

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A Poem by Aino A Järvinen