Another composer

George Friedrich Handel

If there’s a heaven, he would often think,
it sounds just like my music, how the strings
bound yet are ordered, how the choir sings
stretching its voices. Mere pen and ink

God’s instruments to help him show a crowd
of idle people how they might be wise
might live like Christians, if they’d turn their eyes
from quiet sins to virtue sung out loud

and then he’d shut that notebook, smile and laugh
mock his own pride, The very same high note
that praises God above was one that he wrote
in airs of love abandoned. He was half

in love with pagan joy, passion and lust.
Loved god, in music placed his deepest trust.

Advertisements

About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s