Learning Bach

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I take each note,
write the fingering,

learn the right hand,
then the left,

pick out the hard bits,
practise till they’re right.

I play it in my mind
but see it in a flash,

the whole piece at once,
time condensed,

all the notes crowded
yet making sense.

Judith van Dijkhuizen

If you have any thoughts on this poem, 
Judith van Dijkhuizen    would be pleased to hear them.