Two old men, father-in-law and son-in-law, Liszt and Wagner, 
    are staying by Canal Grande 
together with the agitate woman who is married to King Midas 
the one who transforms everything he touches to Wagner. 
The green cold of the sea penetrates through the floors of 
    the palace. 
Wagner is a marked man, the well known Punch profile is more frayed than ever, 
his face is a white flag. 
The gondola is loaded down with their lives, two 
    round trips and one one-way.