Treasure Island

Terry L. Young


i will never play
the trumpet

Never had a lesson

tho i did
own one once-
battered horn
in actual case

i pointed it skyward
& pressed valves
while blowing
with great
puffed cheeks
like i saw
Dizzy Gillespie
do once

Honking goose sounds
& New Year

& the cat
fled in horror

Must take practice
to blow notes like
Diz & Satchmo

i never will play
the trumpet.

& i will never see
carry Holy
Cross to
while Star
of David dangles
in Red Tibetan sky

Submitted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Trumpet by Terry L. Young )

Enter the verification code :

  • Poetry Hound (9/21/2006 4:11:00 PM)

    I have a 'poem'' here entitled 'Trumpets' so I was curious to read your poem, and I'm pleasantly surprised. You have a nice relaxed musing prose style until the very last stanza when the poem actually gets 'poetic.' On another level, I was dismayed when you said (twice) you would never play the trumpet. That's too bad. Unless the poem was a big put-on, you seem to feel something for the instrument. It's never too late to take it up. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe Updates

New Poems

  1. Slow whisper, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Fled Is the Dream Past Dream On The Cloc.., mary douglas
  3. In tune, hasmukh amathalal
  4. mc2, lee fones
  5. Leave it, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Desperation and Suicide, Is It Poetry
  7. In The Moment, Aimi Drew
  8. The Calm After the Storm Inside, Leo Divine
  9. Listening' Mad Pete, Adeosun Olamide
  10. The Chase, Leo Divine

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson


"Arcturus" is his other name—
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!

I slew a worm the other day—
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Kenneth Allott

[Hata Bildir]