Jeanne Murray Walker

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Jeanne Murray Walker
Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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The Music Before The Music

When the concertmaster gestures to the oboe,
silence flutters through the massive hall.

Then comes the tuning up.
Before that, though-
go back. Before the obedient violin falls
to his A, before the flutes, trombones,
and tuba head like horses in the same direction
to plow and plant one of Beethoven's
great fields.
Go back.
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