Divertimento

Divertimento: a light and entertaining composition, 
typically one in the form of a suite for chamber orchestra. 
The term is used particularly in the second half of the 18th century.


What goes from A to B
and itself never turns

but turns A into B
and back to A in turns?

What brings a divertimento back
as leaves turn to carpet

and trees start to ache
in rain turned grave-side sleet?

What drives us on to B 
with our faces turned to A,

and why do divertimenti
only distract, and finally dismay?

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© Nemo 2020
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Sweetwater

I have read this several times, so much to enjoy, the title itself is a lovely word, then there are ‘leaves turning to carpet,’ ‘rain turned grave-side sleet,’ all setting out your message beautifully. Sue 🙂

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