‘The Funeral March of a Marionette’ by U. Carew Delibes The Society July 24, 2014 Beauty, Performing Arts 1 Comment The Funeral March of a Marionette is by Charles Gounod. The marionette’s broken—dead— right off. The funeral procession starts off; it’s D-minor. Mummers’ murmurs of regret are heard. They are comical in the central section’s scene, and quaint. Participants pause for tidbits, are fed. Delightful musical refreshments flourish in D-major. It is like a tasty bagatelle, an appetizer—good, but hardly nourishing. Then, on they travel in their inappreciable hell, like puppets on parade in happy negligence, D-minor, and back to the house wherein they dwell. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Reid McGrath July 27, 2014 BDW has taken ekphrasis to another level. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.