An Ode to a Great Composer...Schubert

cnwriter..carolinaStarred Page By cnwriter..carolina, 28th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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After watching an opera by Schubert I was inspired to write this. It is beautiful and full of pathos and the images depict the essence of this piece....enjoy

The Journey begins

Along pathways white with snow she rides
In carriage pulled by four horses
Her head is covered by a cowl black as night
Dark eyes peer out her voice a melody
A stranger too she came
Her hair like gold flows down her back
His dark brown across his brow lay low

Marriage it was spoken of by mother of the child
Her love for him intense
The child looked on with hazel eyes
Seeing all but saying naught

Where his love would go

The world was grey
The road now covered deep in snow
The young man gay in bold Hussar suit
Epaulets of gold buttons too
His face in sadness hiding grief
He knew not where his love had gone

A journey through darkness
Shadows in the moonlight
And in meadows where golden husks wave in the wind
Red poppies spring

Dance of Death

Over their shoulder
Peeps the messenger of doom
Skull like his white bones with holes

For eyes and mouth
Death's head it peers out

On stage the ballerina spins
Laughs and pirouettes
Tiny pointy toes inflame the crowds
Her movements quite sublime
More, more they shout in one accord

No Returning

The wind it tuggeth at my heart
Like rain emotions drain

Drops of tears run down my cheek
Puddling into a pool around my feet
Where can I go
Except upon a journey from which there is no return

Into a vast wilderness I travel always searching
Myriads of people passing by
Clothed in raiment beautiful and tattered too

The searcher
Under his arm he carries a skull
Its grinning face in upward gaze
No peace will you find till you are mine
No peace anywhere

No Shelter

Under midnight star filled skies
The hussar waits to find his love
Beneath bare branches
Of once great trees
That bend before the angry wind
No shelter there for him

And overhead in lovely motion
The crows sweep filling the sky with black feathered wings
Their cawing a raucous melody
The land below blurred
Melded into diverse shapes

The End

Tears are shed in memory of my love
Black gowned the mourners gather
Eyes that once were filled with light
Dulled now in nothingness they gaze

The young child runs he looking for his sister
His mother holds him protective arms
Her pitying eyes mourn too
Knowing he cannot understand the
Death of one so dear

The bridge across the Danube
Lined with statues fair
Lions head rear up
Budapest a city beautiful to view
Is where this story ends

and so it is...


Schubert's Winterhiesse
Julie for the pics
My vivid imagination
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I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th May 2012 (#)

thank you Lady A...

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
29th May 2012 (#)

I like Schubert too, but don't listen often. Nicely expressed with beautiful arts, indeed great. Thank you.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th May 2012 (#)

thank you too Md..namste

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author avatar Christine Crowley
29th May 2012 (#)

I must listen to Schubert more often! Thank you for writing this.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th May 2012 (#)

it was a most inspiring opera dear lady do get the DVD...

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author avatar Buzz
29th May 2012 (#)

Loved the classics, dear. Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Bach, among others. Beautiful star page!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th May 2012 (#)

thank you Buzz...miss you, love you

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author avatar Retired
20th Jun 2012 (#)

Lovely--and a fine tribute to a great composer. Ditto what Buzz said.

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