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Even with music being such a personal experience, the desire to make one’s appreciation public is undeniable at times. (Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” is truly a work of exceptional art.)

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Bernstein Visits

Bernstein Visits
                  by Odin Roark

Bernstein-infused reverie
Unexpected connections
Dissonance merging
Like Central Park
Pathways disappearing
Amidst boulder and street lamp
An urban forest
Accenting imagination's readiness

His "Age of Anxiety"
Gathers its shadows
From late night echoes
Preparing celebration
An insomniacs dance of the mind
Imbuing joyful resonance in darkness
The inexhaustive consciousness enjoying
Needing not normal rest

Sleepers remain innocent
Even as they toss and turn
With dreamtime's warning
Tomorrow's anxiety
Restlessly awaits

Music's Bernstein
All abide after-dark listeners
When senses are most ready
To receive what they need
What is invisible by day

For others
Such innate ability
Is yet to be discovered

Or not

Copyright © Odin Roark

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