Kamiel Choi

Silver Star - 3,190 Points (1979)

I Will Be Ninety-Five - Poem by Kamiel Choi

I will be ninety-five
and I will play my violin
in the shade of a tree

I will play from memory
for you, for the people
for being under a tree

I will be ninety-five
leathery, hunched, but alive
this is my pension plan:
know me as the violin man

My violin will be three hundred
and ten, old wood that sings
in the young shrubs, and then
becomes the echo of its quietude

I will be ninety-five
and play odes to the songbirds
my heart's a hiccup
of improvised memories

I will be ninety-five
thank you for listening
thank you for the coins
in my old red fedora

I will be ninety-five
and I will play my violin
and I will a happy man

Topic(s) of this poem: music


Comments about I Will Be Ninety-Five by Kamiel Choi

  • (9/17/2017 8:55:00 PM)


    Spontaneous and (probably for that reason) concrete. Also, very attractive. MM (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/17/2017 1:30:00 PM)


    In the shed of tree you are going to play the violin. This is really brilliant poem you have composed at the age of ninety five. This poem itself is a musical note of mind and beautiful song.. Welcome to PoemHunter....10 (Report) Reply

  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (9/17/2017 1:18:00 PM)


    I love your way of writing Kamiel
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING
    MARIO ODEKERKEN
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 17, 2017



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