Composure – Anthony Ward



I want to be Brahms and Liszt,

Feel the mirth of Mozart,

The melancholia of Mahler,

The solemnity of Schumann.

Be brooding like Beethoven,

Besotted like Belioz,

Debauched as Debussy,

As wanton as Walton,

Until I’m mad as Mussorgsky

With Wagnerian valour

Before rolling off my head.


A/N: The idea about this poem is to reflect various stages of intoxication via the general mannerisms of famous composers whose music intoxicates us in different ways. The first line is refers to a general euphemism of being drunk while the last line refers to Tchiakovsky, who often used to fear that his head was going to fall off.




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2 responses to “Composure – Anthony Ward

  1. sv

    Reblogged this on E'n'M and commented:
    Music intoxication

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