Category Archives: Literature and Poetry

Immortal Beloved- short Beethoven fiction

  I quite like this short fiction by Tyger Schonholzer- it has an unusual premise, which I won’t reveal so that you can discover it for yourself, but feel free to discuss this in the comments. I did not expect … Continue reading

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“When I am dead, my dearest”- poem by Christina Rossetti

“When I am dead, my dearest”- poem by Christina Rossetti When I am dead, my dearest Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head Nor shady cypress tree Be the green grass above me With … Continue reading

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Schubertiad- poem by Fiona Sampson

Schubertiad- poem by Fiona Sampson Schubertiad After the String Quintet in C, D956 One moment before it starts – one breath. Light stills in the meadow, stalls at oaks and the river’s silver line. For an instant your stomach turns … Continue reading

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Margaret Marshall’s “A Poem for Mozart”

Originally posted on The Life Poetic Blog:
Mozart Woodblock print Printed out a woodblock print of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In reading about him in Classic Composers (Magna Books, 1993), I was surprised to learn he found himself in dire financial…

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The Wisdom of Trees, by Hermann Hesse

The Wisdom of Trees, by Hermann Hesse (Autumn Trees, painting by EdwardianPiano) “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I … Continue reading

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Dynamics

Originally posted on Elan Mudrow:
When the wind takes its fingers and scrapes along the top of the forest, a murmur of voices erupts. This is the sound of lovers who can whisper and speak out loud at the same…

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Fingal’s Cave- music and poetry

Fingal’s Cave- music and poetry Fingal’s Cave is a magical cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. It sits amongst the Sea and has natural acoustics, caused by echoes of waves; this gives it the atmosphere … Continue reading

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