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Kurt Philip Behm

Something For Pyotr (+5)

Is anything more beautiful

than a Tchaikovsky waltz

 

The Nutcracker sublime,

Swan Lake to exalt

 

Where violins elevate,

and horns renew hope

 

Archangels in heaven,

by his music elope

 

Is anything sweeter

than a Tchaikovsky refrain

 

Wind instruments sonorous,

flutes pouring like rain

 

Percussion calls out,

as you rise from your seat

 

No choice but to dance

  —your circle complete

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)

 

 

All Letters Gone

 

The new Millennium…

love with a small l

mistrust with a large M

honor—with all letters gone

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)

 

 

Comedy Of Errors

 

Tweedledee

and

Tweedledum

 

The fairytale of George W. Bush

and

Barack Obama

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)

 

 

The Liars Fjord

 

A warrior can be an artist,

but can an artist go to war

 

Can the craftsman ever breathe the fire,

that tempered the blade he forged

 

The warrior-poet not the poet-warrior,

the difference in the score

 

All fury do his words inspire

—to bridge the liars fjord

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)

 

 

Lunacy\'s Bliss

 

Checking the pulse

on insanity’s wrist

 

Its beat never constant,

as demon’s persist

 

The pressure to rise

with each maddening twist

 

Whose heart then to burst

—into lunacy’s bliss

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)

 

 

 

An Ounce Of Hope

 

A pound of silver

will only rent today

 

What an ounce of hope

—can buy tomorrow

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)