11.25.2013

Concord of Sounds

Salvation Army
bell backgrounds
prematurely forlorn
accordionist
at the market door.

Having nothing else
to spare, I think
to ask him to dance
around just once more,
but I don’t dare.

Aaaahh it’s #25 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans!

7 comments:

  1. It's always a bit awkward walking past those Salvation Army bell ringers, even though I'm barely managing to buy Christmas gifts. (Maybe I can make a withdrawal instead?)

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  2. Hi Marian ~~ Your neat little ditty here was pleasurable for me. I love rock songs about the Salvation Army Band.

    I have spent the last half hour of my life here in vain, looking for the lyrics that are halfway in my head. About the drummer in a Salvation Army band. His words, "... am I beating this damned old drum", or similar, keep coming to mind but not to Google. So I give up. I think it was a 70's song but could have been 60's (the good old days in music).

    And yes, while I was teaching at the college it was expected of us to go ring the bell for several shifts. I sort of liked doing that. Sort of if the weather would cooperate. Our chancellor was on the board.
    ..

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    1. how fun, Jim... thanks for your great comment. actually now that you mention it, a song from the 80's comes to mind... "Life In A Northern Town" by Dream Academy. look that one up!
      i started with a snippet in my mind, no doubt from whatever song you searched for in vain, but now that i have the Dream Academy song in my head, i've lost it completely.
      when it comes to you a few days from now while driving, or in the shower or what have you, be sure to come back and tell me!
      have a great Thanksgiving. M

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  3. This makes me smile - and also imagine how many spontaneous, kindly actions we keep under control on any given day.

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