Let Perpetual Light Shine

Mozart’s Requiem––

fitting start

for a young musician

shedding fingertip skin,

learning something must die

to be reborn again.

Something pure

and innocent.

Music is both mourning

and repentance.

Ascend the choir loft,

the closest chamber

to heaven.

Perpetual light,

no matter the cost. 

© 2023 | K.Hartless

d’Verse Poet’s Pub | Quadrille #170: Music is My Refuge (44 words in the name of music)

Cover Art: Reginald Pollack “Mozart’s Requiem”


  1. He had the perfect touch for this kind of music it seems. Great poem and love the music. Death is not something to be shielded from. It should be understood as an inevitable happening not to be feared.

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  2. This is wonderful K. I was a Catholic school student and a good singer from a very young age. Are used to do the chat response to the priest every morning at the 6:30 AM mass. My dad would take me to school early I would do the mass, and then I would get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a carton of milk. It was a fun special treat each morning. I did that for a bunch of years so I’ve been in that loft closest heaven many many times. Now if that’s going to get me in heaven I’m not sure? I’ve been a lot more free spirited since then — but my fingers are crossed. 🙂✌🏼🕊❣️👌🏼

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    • What memories. Thanks so much for sharing, Rob. I love the way singing elevates the spirit, our vibration, our very being. I am also glad that I learned to read music at a young age, and even when music seemed like a “chore” I have some of that music forever inside of me. I can reach in and access it whenever I need to express those emotions. 💜🎶🪄


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