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Composed by Joanne Beverley Edwards-Miller ©
on February 9, 2000.
This is about the music that moves me the most:   classical religious -- ie. Handel or Bach -- and nice, slow gospel.

Music is pathos, is beauty, is grace --
I willingly follow her to a higher place;
Transported I ascend to such other realm
Where some aching melody revives me again.

The power she has over me cannot be told;
Transfixed I await as her chords unfold,
And twine ‘round about me with strings wafting sweet;
My person is fettered -- my soul cedes defeat.

How oft have I staggered beneath such sweet load
As basking in her euphony I revel in her ode,
Then having spent seeming millenia in time,
I return to earth's reality with remembrance sublime.

Music is pathos, is beauty, is grace;
I must, I will follow her to that higher place.



This web site is owned by Joanne Beverley Edwards-Miller and is copyright protected, 1999 through 2001.   The poems on this site are my own original works and are also copyright protected.   Kindly do not use my poetry without contacting me first for permission.
Thank you for respecting my work in this way.


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