...inspired by 'Anthem' by Anthony Hecht
The deft can fashion melodies
and cast them on the wind,
proclaiming hopes and verities,
colours unbeknown'st to us
will hover and distill,
and splash 'til we're analogous
to God's almighty will.
Might we as students of the art
assay a sweeter tone?
interpret measures of the heart
'til there's and ours are one,
and mold with notes mellifluous
the majesty of Brahms,
the sonorities of Mahler
will reveal to us their charms!
Copyright © Keith Bickerstaffe | Year Posted 2009
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