Dr Abe V Rotor
Marlo, Anna and Leo at home
I imagine young Haydn mimicked
a strolling fiddler with pieces of stick,
and young Beethoven writing music
from birds and lambs at the creek.
In Messiah Handel saw God's image,
while Mozart excelled before the king,
and Chopin the piano-poet of his age
saw neo-classical music emerging.
Happier are those who play the tune,
than he who stops at the chord,
they who keep alive the inner vision,
the music that lights the world.
Light in the Woods, 1995 Megabooks