the kharkiv humoresque is beautiful (underground)

three violins

one cello

one bass

do you know
bach . . .

orchestral suite
number 3

also
dvorak

the humoresques

about
an hour . . .

a little less

hush now . . .

listen

~

this is the subway
in kharkiv

there will be
no
music fest
this year

this year of invasion
and
of so much
destruction

later
it will be
a bomb shelter
but . . .

what of that

ukraine
is a land
of culture
and
of sophistication

even underground

~

the last notes
echo

resound

in the aftermath –
after
the music
and
in between
missile strikes –
the silence
is beautiful

Live Updates, Al Jazeera.

6 thoughts on “the kharkiv humoresque is beautiful (underground)

  1. It takes a LOT of courage to hear that silence as beautiful, and as hopeful. I’m afraid I’d be worried about what/shen the next shoe would fall! Thank you again for a very important interpretation of a “simple” moment in a terrible situation!

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  2. We almost feel as though we are with them physically, yet how could we be? There may not need to be a music festival this year in that the courage of the musician fuels another’s courage. The composers would be proud of this achievement in spite of terrible circumstances

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