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Sonnet 32

(inspired by Beethoven’s Appassionata Piano Sonata)
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Should I write down a song of fervent love,
Perhaps consult some dusty catalog
With names of those whom I had held above
The merits of a banter’s dialogue?
The one, who one day entered my domain,
Was sudden spring in pure sonata form;
My virtuoso she would then remain
To play our souls’ Appassionata storm.
When perfect love ennobles mind and heart,
It cannot ever be confused with lust;
Our bond may break, for death must do his part
To cast aside our lifetime’s ring of trust
And strip us of our caring mortal shell—
But we have lived in love—and we loved well.
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Wow, Jerry!
I am so NOT the sonnet connoisseur, but yours seems outstanding. I can tell you how it made me feel: full of both appreciation for love, and a deep sadness when it, by death, comes to a mortal end. Beautiful ending, and perfect title. Shakespeare must be your middle name.
Thank you!
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Also, listened to "Appassionata' - bellissima!

of the various sonnet styles I prefer Shakespeare's above all. Yeah, he is the man, and Beethoven is his worthy brother. I'm so pleased that you listened to the Appassionata Sonata; it is--indeed--beautiful. You made my day! Thank you, dear lady. Jerry

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you and all your high-faluting ideas about sonnets and sonatas are starting to give my muse ideas about that kinda stuff.
I can't tell one sonata from another, but I know what I like and days when I get edgy and need some calming; I turn to the classical stations and find something soothing. So now, Musie is starting to bug me about sonnets and sonatas. It's your fault!
Yeah, "Old Willie" does it for me too. I have a book of his stuff, that someone gave me years ago and I read some now and then. No crits. ~ Geez.
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listen to your ''Musie." Okay, okay already; don't get your underpants in an uproar-- I won't mention sonatas or sonnets more than a thousand times before the sun goes down this evening. Yeah thank G. for classical music stations around the world. Now, get going and write a clever sonnet or I'll get Musie to spank you--hard, young man. Thanks for reading my high-falutin stuff, lol. Jerry

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Sorry, got screwed, blued and tattooed.

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Sorry. got screwed up

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Hello Jerry, I agree with the rest, your sonnet is wonderful. No crits at all. The title is appropiate too. I read a lot of Shakespeare because we had to for our Overseas Cambridge Certificate, in Argentina. I knew several soliloquies by heart and understood them well.
Beethoven, one of the greats, difficult to catalogue "greatness", but there he still is, one of my favorites.
Will return to read your sonnet several times, I might finally learn from you. Thanks so much for sharing, Gracy

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"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

you most likely know the adage " One man's noise is another man's music." We all have our preferences in music and literature, specifically, poetry and music. Here are a few thoughts on great composers. Thanks for reading, Gracy dear.

"Listen to the ocean waves--
how they create their aquatic symphony;
one might suspect that great Brahms
was only the copyist who captured
the lilting allegro non troppo motion
of rhythmically crashing waves,
then to rhapsodize on rolling swells.

But woe when awesome
Beethoven whips calm waters
into towering waves and turns them
into storm seas--
Only a deaf composer can so express
the forces of nature through music.

Mozart, you beloved of God—
what can one say? Not enough,
oh, master of ethereal melodies,
giver of pleasurable music.

Now about “That old bore” Bach--
His music makes the Heavens
rejoice, while Satan weeps tears of remorse
for his misdeeds against man and God."

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