“The Visitation of Angels”
and Other Poems Centered on the ANGEL Motif
Poems by Daniel Brick
I dedicate this collection of poems to:
MY DEAR FRIENDS SONYA AND ROBERT
Our friendship makes us a TRIO, let’s say, a String Trio.
I will assume the middle voice of the VIOLA. The viola
was Mozart’s favorite instrument, which is recommendation
enough. Robert can be our CELLO player, who will provide
the magnet of our ensemble who will pull us toward the common
center or release us into solo excellence. This set-up means
Sonya is our VIOLIN player, who will carry the melodic line
on her fiddle as gracefully as she occupies the first chair.
And so we three will achieve a harmony of spirits to the
rhythm of everyday life and make each melody a song of the
earth we give to those who listen.
It is really easy to be happy, we know its fourfold secret:
you must have friends you cherish, you must do work which
satisfies you, you must make the good things of the past
flourish in the present, and you must have hope these good
things will be sheltered and grow larger. This imaginary
triumph will ever be our personal one. Excelsior!