Forty-One

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Sonata No. 1
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Adagio.
By Ludwig von
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Forty-one is not yet past his prime --
Older, to be sure, but far from old.
Revelations come and go with time,
Their streams of wisdom running hot and cold,
Yet here and there he pans a bit of gold.

One's life is too voluminous to hold,
Nor can one slow each year's departing chime,
Even as each breath remains sublime.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Audio and Video Music: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor: Adagio. By Ludwig von Beethoven.
Performed by Daniel Veesey at the Free Music Archive under a Public Domain License.



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