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More Schubert

More Schubert

[ad_1] I’ve passed the house of Mrs. Revere Often enough when her windows were open To know she’d rather listen to Schubert Most evenings than watch whatever the networks Are beaming into her neighbors’ homes. Now that she’s lived, as I have, far longer Than twice Schubert’s 31 years, I wonder if she’d be willing, as I tell myself I would be, to subtract some of the time still left her If it could be carried back to his era And added to his scant sum. My guess Is she’d gladly donate a year, without any prodding, While a month might be my best effort. Not a grand gesture, but still not nothing: To fall asleep at the end of a balmy June And wake next morning on the first of August, Allowing Schubert to develop some themes He barely had time to sketch. And I hope I’d promise To give Mrs. Revere a week now and then To help her recruit more donors to our project. We’d belong to a band whose members Would …