|Music: Fugue in Bb Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
|Thirty-seven is immersed in beauty,
Having served it since he was quite young.
If such a choice demands some sacrifice,
Refusing with regret the merely nice,
To live with the sublime cannot be wrong,
Yearning for it with a sense of duty.
So the moment flows, nor plain nor pretty,
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon