Evocations of Béla
Beyond the torn horizons of an older Buda
sketched of more élanesque courtyards,
his Memorial House stands in Csalán Road;
lugubrious sandstone to Melancholia.
Adorned to charm time, his staves sing
the Magyar Ballads to the ages, in the shade
of his Varga silhouette, carved to skylines.
A palace of precarious immigrants of loss.
Bartok rousing a lineage of ancestry, indigenous
to seed the tree of Ethnomusicology.
Keeper of Blue Beard’s Castle; a wooden prince
of origami political disillusions who composed
with the love of a gypsy king.
Meagre to an American exile; óla-Olesia.
February 16th, 2011