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Music: Fugue in F# Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by
J. Marques.

Such love of life cannot so quickly fade
Or vanish like a vapor in the wind.
For it was of a lasting pleasure made,

And fierce, fierce joy too bright to turn to shade,
A sun no single moment can rescind.
Such love of life cannot so quickly fade

Or vanish from the fields on which it played
These many years so fortunate and kind.
For it was of a lasting pleasure made,

Nor can it be by time or space betrayed,
As music is immortal in the mind.
Such love of life cannot so quickly fade

Or vanish as the yearning years invade,
Sweeping 'cross the will unknowing, blind.
For it was of a lasting pleasure made,

Singing through the silence unafraid,
In beauty still sustained our hearts combined.
Such love of life cannot so quickly fade,
For it was of a lasting pleasure made.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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