February 6 Haiku: Ode to Olympic Figure Skating

Rachmaninoff’s angst:
Skaters spin, glide, leap with grace.
Music weds movement.

Canada’s Eric Radford and Canada’s Meagan Duhamel perform during the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

(TTQ note:  These skaters did not skate to Rachmaninoff.  Patrick Chan did, though:  Elegy in E-flat minor and it was gorgeous.  That piece just leaped to the top of my “learn this music” list.)

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Australian arial skiier Dave Morris poses on the Olympic Rings in the Athletes Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 06: Australian arial skiier Dave Morris poses on the Olympic Rings in the Athletes Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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