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2011-06-07T23:35:17-04:00June 7th, 2011|Creativity|

A few questions for Johann Sebastian Bach

When you played
and they whispered
did you know
they found you
mediocre?

When you arched
your genius
into the sublime
and they called you
too complex,
did you suffer?

When they decided
you were simply
unsatisfactory,
did you tell Anna
they were boorish sods
and mock their torpid sensibilities
or did a strand
of doubt
infect your passion
with a hollow feeling
that you
should
stop?

Just before you died
you were almost blind by then
did the voices
of your critics echo
in the last battleground
of your mind
or did the music
win?

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