A poem for Sunday (and for National Poetry Month)

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.

IMG_0839As April is “national Poetry Month”, the Poetry foundation is giving their April issue for free, as a pdf download, a great way to discover (American) poets, check it out!

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.

W.Waring Cuney

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