Existence is an appoggiatura

Existence is an appoggiatura

Existence is an appoggiatura

Resolving itself allegro molto

On the surge and flow of experience.

Like sonatas bursting in exposition,

Clucking and thrusting themselves predictably

Through development, it comes to where

There are no recapitulations,

But where codas do occur.


                  Andantes are long.

                  Their melodies

                  Twining, searching,

                  Contouring, groping,

                  Grovelling through the dust

                  Of everydayness,

                  Can often be boring

                  Unless the cadence

                  Coming unexpectedly early

                  Brings to an end

                  The aimless parleying.


                                    The rondo is a throwback:

                                    Its themes are childhood

                                    The past and change;

                                    It recalls these unerringly,

                                    Until slowing down

                                    It dies of boredom

                                    And of age.
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