Richard George

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

The Toddler At The Festival Hall - Poem by Richard George

He paddles in the spotlight-sun
of first memory:

tables are his friends
and the decking floor.

All he does in this charmed time
opens as a petal

when past, present and future
are three of his aunts smiling

and waves of jazz roll
across the beach of the Foyer Bar:

the Heaven Armstrong and Ellington glimpsed
at the end of their lives

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  • (6/8/2005 3:28:00 PM)

    Captures the magic which one can just remember or fill in...I'm not myself sure whether the last stanza is too 'commenty' - would a reversion to the toddler round it off better? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 8, 2005

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