Revealed – A Poem

The radio plays a staggeringly beautiful symphony

from a composer

I’ve never heard before.

It’s not Brahms, who’s traditional slant

shows the bounteous constructs of Baroque.

Nor is it Bach, who also spoke Baroque

with his fingers, organs producing sound

so delicate it could make an atheist (almost)

believe in heaven.

And it isn’t the immortal Romantic Beethoven,

whose songs are appropriate whether

used for a wedding

or a funeral.

It’s an obscure composer, one good enough

his music remains long after death

claimed flesh.

So I bring up a search engine,

type in the name,

a biography (several, in fact) appear.

After reading a few, I forget

the details.

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