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Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

The very spirit on fire,

Leaping wild for the Rights of Man,

Thumping struggle and freedom’s gleam

Of light in transcendent ecstatic beauty,

Kick in the teeth for that bastard Napoleon -

Spirit of love flying like a weightless sun.


Cloudsley, Tim, MA; British independent academic researcher and writer, poet, essayist, and short story writer resident in Colombia; formerly lecturer in Sociology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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