Paul van Ostaijen

Country Charleston - Poem by Paul van Ostaijen

Tulip bulbs and bulbs of tulips tulip petals
rose petals
farmers' roses farmers' faces farmers' fumes
farmers' fumes and dancing faces
faces dancing basses
dancing bulbs and basses
bugle and bassoon — 0 hop!
Marie Cathleen Marie Katrine
who has seen the little bugle
who has seen the big bugle
who's seen
Mister June with his bassoon
for this is no pavanne or saraband now
this is no gigue or allemand now
and not a waltz
this is the charleston the country charleston
by Mister June on his bassoon
and who has seen the little bugle
and who has seen the big bugle
who's seen Mister June and his bassoon
The little bugle's sitting by the roses
with Rosalie
the big bugle's sitting in the buggy
with Melanie

Marie Cathleen Marie Katrine
and Mister June
are sitting in the saloon
I mean Café La Lune
Bulbs and faces dancing basses
bugle and bassoon

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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