For Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Anniversary

The high stars met in Jupiter’s ascendancy

Of Power, Beauty, Resilience, and Valor

Whirling in passionate, ebullient brilliancy

Of divine celestial fire in terrible wonder

When the Eternal Archer riding on Pegasus

With Magical Arrows of Arts aiming restlessly

Across Elysian Fields, through Mount Olympus

Hunted high and low for the Universal Melody

In a rapt silence of sound wrapped in solitude

Amid the symphony of sounds in magnitude.