Thoughts on Divine Music

Ocean waves create their
own symphony. One may
suspect that great J. Brahms was
the copyist who wrote down
the lilting allegro non troppo
motion of gently splashing waves.

But woe when awesome
Beethoven whips calm waters
into towering waves.  That’s what
one might call a “Stormy Sea,”
calmed only by his Ode to Joy.

Mozart—beloved son of the Muses—
what can one say?  Not enough.
His place in Heaven is assured. 

Now about “That old bore Bach”—
His music makes the Heavens
rejoice and Satan weep tears of remorse
for his misdeeds against man and God.

© 2016 Jerry Kemp

Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.