Friday, 8 May 2015

On the Beethoven Way near Mödling


Walking in the woods one day
I met a man upon the path 
A stranger coming up the hill,
We paused to talk of this and that,
And then we went our separate ways.

One of the many side paths.
A neglected sign. I did my best to clean it with hanky and spit.
- under the green stain Beethoven's fading words:
"Holy! holy! . . . sweet stillness of the woods!"

7 comments:

  1. Those words are lovely - simple and yet somehow very effective.

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  2. Is he one man or two? It seems like you were in two minds on that day when the man came before you.

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    1. I know what you men, but it was just the one. I'm often in two minds though.

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    1. Perhaps the stranger was looking for George Szirtes' path in Lumb Bank 4 and got confused. It is, after all, very similar.

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    2. I hope he found him then. Or they found each other. Although I directed him along the path to Beethoven's Mass in C-Major Opus 86 . . .

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