Finding comfort in a thing of little importance
A tribute to the master of an ode to joy
Fingers dance across the keys of piano.
Beethoven’s 25th bagatelle, you might know
means 'a trifle, a thing of little importance'
but when memorized holds the force of transcendence.
To most, the familiar tune known as ' Fur Elise' .
was written for his love, a soprano by geez.
It was supposed to be named 'Fur Therese' some do say,
played on Bach's well tempered clavier 440 A.
This five-part rondo, played in the A minor key
has elated moments that transmit a great glee,
and others hold a sad, wistful, pitiful plea
with regret and longing, most listeners will agree.
I sometimes felt slow, it took me four weeks to learn
and much longer to memorize and then discern
what the deafened composer had hoped to achieve
was it just to hear the marching and those high E’s?
The piece is called quite simple and versatile too.
A classic, romantic tune that comes across blue.
This reasonably difficult ditty holds suspense.
I find comfort in moments that are quite intense.
There is comfort in feeling the tensions relieve
as an understanding unfolds, gently perceived.
The difficult sections let a flash of bright light
put the dark minor sentiments far out of sight.
I find comfort in how the slow metronomes tick
helped me master each phrase and subtly arranged lick.
When spirit transcends, a biblical autograph
has life after death, thanks to the notes on a staff.
Ludwig was a hard-working man of middle class
considered by aristocrats as someone crasse.
He was snubbed because he cared not for appearance
his hygiene and status were quite a deterrence.
Different things offer comfort to mind, heart and soul.
Musical meditation helps make me feel whole.
I appreciate what Ludwig and I have done.
Persevering to feel such sentiments is fun.