Music may be the universal language that needs no words—the “language where all language ends,”
as Rilke put it—but that has not stopped poets from ancient times to the present from trying to
represent it in verse.
The poems in this book are divided into sections on pop and rock, jazz and blues, specific
composers and works, various musical instruments, the human voice, the connection between music
and love, and music at the close of life. The result is a symphony of poetic voices of all tenors and
tones, the perfect gift for all musicians and music lovers.