Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

Music And Context - Poem by Richard George

Del Amitri, blunt
from a neighbour's house, shotguns
coy church bells. 'I do'.

That tar thrush impet-
uously reeling notes from
our roof: late Coltrane.

Rain on holiday:
'Rhiannon' (Fleetwood Mac) taps
triste picnic windscreens.

At an Oxford ball
a jazz-rat's Gauloises feather
the chord of midnight

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 4, 2009


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