Michel M.J. Shore

In Tribute to Alain Lefevre for his Music, Lylatov

In Tribute to Alain Lefevre for his Musical Composition, Lylatov

In Tribute to Alain Lefevre, Quebec-World acclaimed composer and pianist, who by his musical composition, “Lylatov”, immortalized a victim of the Holocaust, the young son of the Jewish family with whom he lived during his Conservatory studies in Paris.

A child is tortured

In the kingdom of the night

Of the Holocaust.


A piano is heard.

The child asks, “what is that”?

Schubert, he is told.


A tear drops gently

To caress the lonely face

Of the serene child.


“Why is it you cry”?

The S.S. torturer asks:

“I long for music

I will not hear.”

About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.
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