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Amadeus - Amade Where! Where to honor you, Amadeus – In the city of the waltz – In palaces gilded with golden light In cathedral dust, forgotten, In mountain havens Or their ascending heights? What place – What faceless stone - Bids your spirit rest – what marker Bids auf wierdersehen Amadeus? The city where the river blue Still flows – Eternal life and inspiration - Forgets where it’s adopted Mountain child lies – Nor did it care when last You gave your soul in soaring melody Opening for a tone deaf world The gates of Heaven’s song – Eternal symphony of God and man. No master’s requiem wept upon The winter day When winter stilled The life within your flowing harmony – The waltzing world Quickly spun away From genius haunted by night music – To see the dust of history cast anonymity Upon a pauper’s place beneath a tiny star Where jealous mediocrity hides you. Among the graves of common man Envy hides your mortal bones Unmarked, unknown, unsung – Momentary crushed - Until the light of purest sound escapes – The soul of music you set free - in fantasies - In plaintive prologues - flutes of magic spells - Slowly swirls above haunted dreams Shattering shrouds of soundless bonds To echo forever in perfect notes. Where! Where to honor you Amadeus? Not within a city of rococo gates – Nor shouted from ancient mountain walls – Your serenades released to the shepherd King, Born from inspiration’s boneless soul, Spin in arias through layers of earthbound airs, Rise slowly beyond portals of mortality; Your melodies – crescendos in ecstasy Flowing from the eternal child resolved - Consummated - liberated – set free!

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Date: 10/14/2020 1:21:00 PM
Just wanted you to know I finally got out my copy of Amadeus and watched it recently. Thanks for the poetic tribute.
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Date: 5/20/2020 9:51:00 AM
Oh my gosh, this is so poetic and elegant. Congratulations on your deserved win Sam.
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Date: 5/19/2020 6:22:00 PM
More outstanding work, Sam. Just brilliant. I don't know which contest you won, but BIG congrats to you!
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Date: 5/19/2020 4:32:00 PM
Congratulations indeed Sam, on this elegantly beautiful, winning poem. :)
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Date: 5/19/2020 11:35:00 AM
Sam, how did you ever know Mozart is my favorite composer? O yes, he is music's Soul [and yes, Beethoven would be God]--congrats on a much deserved 1st place win.
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Date: 5/19/2020 9:12:00 AM
Back with congratulations Sam, well done. Over Fork Over. P. S. My favourite piece, piano concerto no 21. Tom
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Date: 5/18/2020 11:06:00 PM
My, my, Sam, your requiem for the timeless musical genius takes me to Jupiter and back! Your quintet of stanzas is a concerto of words poetically lamenting the lack of a suitable burial place for the great composer, yet he is buried in our hearts and timeless in the performances and festivals that honor him yet. Brava! A fave!
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John Watt
Date: 5/19/2020 1:44:00 AM
Just now noticed this finished #1 in Brian's contest.... congratulations on your win, gotta touch 'em all, slugger!
Date: 5/18/2020 6:19:00 PM
brilliant in its composition and imagery,sam...i wrote something about mozart, and perhaps like you, i was aborbed in his music, his life...huggs
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Date: 5/18/2020 5:09:00 PM
I could hear the orchestra in your verse Sam, Beautifully composed, a gem. Over Fork Over Tom
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/18/2020 5:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Tom. While Beethoven is my favorite to play on the piano, Mozart is almost an out of body experience for me. The ultimate rebel! His music is a unforgettable symphony of genius. Sounds like you are also a fan. Take good care with a little night music! Over Fork Over!