Fifty-Eight

Music: Goldberg Variations, Variation 10.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Lory Werths
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Fifty-eight has fields that now lie fallow,
In which exuberance is well interred.
Fierce desire roams the windrows still,
Tempered by a sense of the absurd,
Yet resonant with what such wishes hallow.

Even in the winter that will follow,
In harmonies remote though not unheard,
Grace that wordless lies beyond the will,
Happiness well steeped, if rarely stirred,
There is a wellspring just beside the willow.

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