gershon hepner

Rookie - 10 Points (5 3 38 / leipzig)

Must It Be? - Poem by gershon hepner

“Muss es sein? Es muss sein, ” Beethoven wrote
in the very last movement of his last string quartet,
meaning “Must it be? It must be, ” but I’m afraid that the quote
is banal and the reason may make you upset.

A man who told Beethoven he wanted to borrow
the music made Beethoven sigh: “Must it be?
It can be, but you have to return it tomorrow
and pay for the loan with a minimal fee.”

How trivial the meaning of words we mistake
as being profound–– there can be a great lossage
when making transparent what had been opaque,
like learning ingredients they put in a sausage.


Comments about Must It Be? by gershon hepner

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]