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Joy Is Not a Treasure You Can Lose

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

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Nicholas Gordon

Joy is not a treasure you can lose.
Unless you will not, you will be consoled.
Linger with me long as you may choose.
In music as in life no joy is cold.
Undo, then, the tight corset of your grief
So that you might enjoy the moment's keening.
Give ear to music, eloquent though brief,
Restoring to the miracle its meaning.
Of all we think and feel and say and do,
So little, really, must be bound by time.
Still palpable, I'm here with all of you,
Musical as ever in this rhyme.
All I was, I am, and yet will be,
No less in love, although in memory.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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