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Thursday, December 17, 2020


by Richard Meyer

For Beethoven’s 250th birthday: “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Beethoven—Listen to the best of the stormy, tender work of the composer who changed music” at The New York Times, December 17, 2020. GIF by Angie Wang for The New York Times.

A lot of dash, a lot of flash.
     Sublime. Serene. Bold and brash.
          The maestro with the biggest splash.

Richard Meyer’s poems have appeared in various publications, including Able Muse, The Raintown Review, Think, Measure, Light, TheNewVerse.News, Alabama Literary Review, and The Evansville Review. He was awarded the 2012 Robert Frost Farm Prize for his poem “Fieldstone” and was the recipient of the 2014 String Poet Prize for his poem “The Autumn Way.” A book of his collected poems, Orbital Paths was a silver medalist winner in the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.