Monday, August 11, 2014

Full moon tonite

The Moonlight Sonata is one of my favorites, as it must be with millions of people worldwide. Countless millions, I am sure. For this is after all, one of the more popular compositions of Beethoven. Consisting of three movements of which the third movement is incredibly fast and ferocious, but it is the the first movement that has actually made this composition so popular.  Do the three movements tell a story? Some people think so ...

And yes, another August Moon up there tonite. Not the same as last year, though, for much water has flowed down the Volga and the Ganga. And who knows what it would be like, the next ..  

It is amazing that Beethoven was almost completely deaf in the last decade of his life but continued to compose pieces that have been characterized as masterpieces. Uncanny, and that's one of the reasons why he is regarded as a genius. I found a composition dedicated as an ode to Beethoven by Ernesto Cortazar, named as Beethoven's Silence, and this is truly haunting in its beauty, the kind of music that  keeps one awake deep into the moonlit night


In every full moon
as tonite

As in breathless spells,
Flow into my veins

Whisper into my soul
soft and light

In every

Invite me
Ignite me
as tonite


  1. Beautiful music and poetry.
    A wonderful post!

  2. Thank you Sherry and Rita, for taking the time to read and post your impressions :)

  3. I am sadly behind in visiting and commenting online since I am bogged down right now in behind the scenes (invisible) work for Poets United..........I always enjoy visiting your blog, where there is a feast for eyes, mind and soul in your words and photos........