This will not be a symphony,
No chorus will be kept,
To carry on the tragedy,
Ling’ring where you once slept…
Of condensed sadnesses once wept.
This will not be sagaciously held,
As some brilliant thought,
For many more men hath first-held,
The vision of what is sought,
Through words on pages unwrought.
This will not be a masterpiece,
For humanities’ clear comprehension.
Of what drives each minds’ uncease,
Of reverent self-discoveries: one…
With which souls share to their exaction.
K. Aldaya, 7/14/05
Picture: “Concert Given by Cardinal De La Rochefoucauld At The Argentina Theatre in Rome” by Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1747); http://fineartamerica.com/featured/concert-given-by-cardinal-de-la-rochefoucauld-at-the-argentina-theatre-in-rome-giovanni-paolo-pannini-or-panini.html