DPF / Collins

For a favorite poem from poets.org.

from To My Favorite 17-Year-Old-High-School Girl / by Billy Collins

A few centuries later, when he was your age,

Franz Schubert was doing the dishes for his family,

but that did not keep him from composing two symphonies, four operas and two complete masses as a youngster.

But of course, that was in Austria at the height of Romantic lyricism