Treasure Island

Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

In Heaven Also (Revised)


The worst thing about heaven is it only boasts
two world-class composers: Liszt and Elgar,
the best of the rest – Bach, Beethoven, Brahms
and Mozart apparently all went to hell:
I shall gladly join them there

Hope to meet Bizet and Strauss as well and that
some enchanting demon finally teaches me to
dance properly, preferably a waltz and a
wonderful tango – like the one Death danced
dramatically with Renate Flitworth

I hope Vivaldi with his regular beat and
Stravinsky with his musical themes in
single row explosions are in heaven
also where I shall not be – and never
need listen to again


“Good Omens” – Terry Pratchett
Corgi edition published 1991
p 55

Submitted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Edited: Thursday, December 08, 2011

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