(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1954)-whose presence entered my life as a teenager when my mother, Dr. Lena Allen Shore, received his last hand-written letter subsequent to reading her books)
Doctor Albert Schweitzer played Bach’s notes,
Yet, once, again, on the organ for me.
Over and over, I hear the timeless pieces
By Schweitzer, forever alive.
In thought, word and deed, throughout the ages,
His spirit brings a wave of wonder,
Devoted to G-d and each human being,
As a theologian, organist and physician.
The music of Bach enters my being.
By a lake in Lambarene, he still sits
In stillness, with parents of a patient,
He could not save; he cries in silence.
I listened to the chorales, the preludes,
Fugues, toccatas, as his life unfolds…
Once again, I hear his organ music play…