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E-MINOR SONATA (Sans Slow Movement) by Dr. Bedros Afeyan Gliding in a desert of sound Cello here, piano there, Anticipation, A caravan under the sun Limited water supply Unkind draining ditches Parapets, parasols, vestibules Yet bars close and bars follow Repeats, shifts, gloom, ecstasy Brahms at the keyboard Marching through the cello Slicing infants, newborns In thirds, fifths and glissandi Yet bars close and bars follow Repeats, shifts, gloom, ecstasy Movement after movement, Emblazoned with emotion Breathing fire, yet recurrent Recycled, repeating past Its own beauty, A sonata for a repentant You and me. 1-13-2008 Saint Timothy's, Danville, CA -- Dr. Bedros Afeyan is a theoretical physicist who works and lives in the Bay area with his wife, Marine. He writes in Armenian and in English and also paints and sculpts. Samples of his work can be found on the web by clicking on his personal web pages at: http://18.104.22.168/