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Question: Can anyone describe this poem to me!?

Things do not explode,
they fail, they fade,

as sunlight fades from the flesh,
as the foam drains quick in the sand,

even love's lightning flash
has no thunderous end!.

it dies with the sound
of flowers fading like the flesh

from sweating pumice stone,
everything shapes this

till we are left
with the silence that surrounds Beethoven's head!.

- Derek Walcott


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Walcott is a great poet!. Not sure what you mean can we "describe" this poem to you!. Do you mean can anyone tell you what it means!? He's talking about how things slowly fade away- life, love!. Beethoven was deaf when he died- yet he heard this magnificent music inside him!.Www@QuestionHome@Com