The Art of the Fugue

2015-06-02

Ever since I discovered Bach's Art of the Fugue thirty years ago, I have turned to this piece of music for solace when I am in a state of agitation. Finding myself there again this evening, I decided to pay homage to the greatest of composers with this brief pantoum...

The Art of the Fugue

How these twelve notes soar and tumble,
Calming my soul in streams of sound.
As lines entwine and themes embrace,
Bracing logic dissolves my cares.

Calming my soul in streams of sound,
Bach weaves his magic mastery.
Bracing logic dissolves my cares;
Creation fills me up with wonder.

Bach weaves his magic mastery
As lines entwine and themes embrace.
Creation fills me up with wonder:
How these twelve notes soar and tumble!


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