What’s more pleasurable
than a late Autumn walk in the wild
Chopin as companion, ballade cinematic
Tonal colors streamed through earbuds
Sight and sound in perfect harmony
Stripped of adorning leaves,
the birches displayed their true essence.
Backbones strong against the wind,
Branches lifted to reach the remaining sun
Stoic elegance intertwined Romanze Larghetto
And then we met,
A surprise encounter, a momentary start,
Among the low bushes a deer, antlers majestic,
Eyes darted up from his quiet meal,
Weighing my next move.
I walked past without stopping.
It’s not polite to stare,
especially when someone’s eating.
His gaze held me a moment, then let me pass.
I sensed a mutual respect, nature shared.
And so we parted, unperturbed,
after just a split second of cautious exchange,
leaving each other feeding freely,
foliage in his mouth,
and Chopin in my ears.
This is what I was listening to… Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, Second Movement, Romanze Larghetto.