Partway through the third movement,
as the violin wept softly
beneath the sweet soprano,
I could hear the voice
in the audience:
more rumble than words,
someone very old, deaf,
that it wasn’t nap time,
hoping for tea and biscuits
in counterpoint to the soloist
who seemed to understand;
for, after all,
the music spoke of forgiveness
and that old voice
had probably earned a lifetime
of forgiveness from the soprano
who would sing again
and from us,
who would hear her.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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