April 27, 2014

It began with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,
but Spring and Summer may have been
enough for a Sunday afternoon in April –

Programmed tension:
between the soloist
and the orchestra;
the barking dog
and the whippoorwills;
me and my enemy;
the whining shepherd
and the thunderous sky;
the one and the many –

One and the many
one with the many
one for the many
one of the many
out of many, one –

One virtuosity at the core
and the ear of one audience
in the mind of one composer –

One radiance everywhere,
everywhere in everything.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

2 thoughts on “April 27, 2014”

  1. Hadn’t thought about it, but yes, a patchwork quilt, “a tapestry of rich and royal hue” says the poet. But there is something else, I think. What colors do you see?


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