Lay for the Day 31st
1732: the birthday of Franz Joseph Haydn. He was second of the twelve
children of a wagon-maker and was born at Rohrao, near Bratislava, in
what is now Slovakia. (It was Mozart who referred to him as Papa
round the bend, the house appears
chimney among trees,
one window which may be the one shes at.
click in a Haydn cassette,
the gloomy rock-verged road
through fading woods to that revealing turn.
dear Papa Haydn like a hedge of may
powdered wig and earthy boots,
little and gives so much.
His woodwinds chortle as I top the rise,
forty, doing fifty.
the shortening days will leave
just the one warm beam to beckon me in.
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