Not unseasonable in its arrival,
Not untimely in this place,
Not unfortunate in appearance,
Not unguarded in the race.
Socrates and Shakespeare brought a language
Only experience can understand,
Flowing phrases, stories bounding
As if guided by a hand.
Bach and Handel raised a note,
To communicate and then,
It took Beethoven to complete the cycle
Almost on a whim!
Genius lacks the sensibility
To engage the common thought,
But connects us all so deeply,
Does not really lack for nought.
c. Poetic Universalisms I by Lena Smith Carter, 2006.