The day after a night’s celebration
Is ne’er taken with such ease
At an advanced age.
Yet the best medicine for enjoyment
Of a get-together with honoured guests
Will be to celebrate with a similar drink
You’ve left off the shortened night.
At Beethoven’s favourite ‘Heurigen’
Called ‘Mayer am Pfarrplatz’ in
Time seemed to have moved slowly
At this quaint inner yard between
The two-gabled House
A celebratory refuge for prominent
Attracting the famous and hangers-on
Of the musical world.
Our group of illustrious friends:
Violinist Viv with her dad who is
A well-known pianist in Vienna
And in Japan
Mr T the keeper of his dad’s
Shown in Museums worldwide
Prof Reiszes from Uruguay and
Some students of music from
Reflect with anecdotes about
Yesterday’s concert dedicated
To Fritz Kreisler
The man at home with any musical
But famous for his songs
Based on the Viennese tradition.
The poet observes the happy crowd
Wondering about his projected
Future as an artist
Just as Vivienne the violinist does.
Perhaps Mr T –
Life’s artist –
Arranger of exhibitions of his Dad’s
Unique expressionist art
Has some serious issues with his
But soon we all will be knocking at
The same door.
Drawing and painting