Wednesday 24 February 2010

To Albert W. Ketelbey (A poem by Philip Kirkland)

Ketelbey, lyrical and pure
Your sumptuous melodies endure
And sooth the ear where chaos reigns
A panoply of mellow strains

Your choice of images compels
With monasteries and distant bells
"Chal Romano (Gypsy Lad)"
In princely songfulness is clad

Chinese Temple Gardens draw
A simulacrum inspiring awe
"In the Moonlight's" gentle tone
Inhabits realms that angels own

Maestro, when I hear the swell
Of "Sanctuary", then all is well
So Rest in Peace, the gods concede
Your legacy is guaranteed

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