Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time and Music Stood Still

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio

738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday

Century old German violin, Ulbrich Tatter, attacked by wood beetles.
Fortunately only the violin case was  damaged; the violin has retained 
its timbre and melodious sound. A collection of the author.     

Childhood and old age - how far apart
     by time and place and forgotten music,
save blood curdling sounds in the night,
     of tiny beetles gnawing bit by bit.

When at sunrise the world an Edvard Grieg born,
     at sundown Amadeus  Mozart's requiem;
and the world an audience in the night 
     to Edgar Allan Poe's scary game.   

Life, how wasted in the hands of many.
     with neither ear,  nor joy, nor love,
nor music more than a Bacchus flair, 
      that buoys the soul and heart to throb.
Life, if ever by time and music denied,
     has yet its golden rays full to cast;
And remembering Longfellow's tale of Acadie,
     sweet is our connection to the past. ~


Death-watch beetle, and its close relative powder post beetle,
Xestobium rufovillosum and Anobium punctatum, receptively.

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