This, for a change, is a more modern poem, by W. Waring Cuney – an American poet and singer I discovered through this poem, which was on my way to the city centre when I lived in Leiden. I just like the atmosphere of the picture.
Here’s the full poem, so that you can appreciate it without the disturbing branches:
Listen, This here Is what Charlie Did To the Blues. Listen, That there Is what Charlie Did To the Blues. This here, bid-dle-dee-dee bid-dle-dee-dee bopsheep have you any cool? bahdada one horn full. Charlie Filled the Blues With Curly-cues. That's what Charlie Did To the Blues. Play That again Drop A nickel in, Charlie's Dead, Charlie's Gone, But John Burkes Carried on. Drop A nickel in, Give The platter A spin, Let's listen To what Charlie Did To the Blues.