Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It didn't work!

Hi folks: Well , I went to Peter's Feature at the Tango Cafe last night. It was a pretty good show . I had worked hard and got my hour and a half freestyling presentation boiled down to a five minute short version but I still couldn't get him to freestyle a poem. After the reading he told me he likes to freestyle with a pen. So we'll see . He did thank me for breaking it down so maybe it wasn't a total loss. Anyway, I got this poem out of it. Enjoy:

It takes two to Tango
By Lawrence R. Berger

I show up early and Kari  is turning tables  
getting ready for the show.
she pulls out a CD that won't be released till Saturday
a preview of coming attractions.

She has trouble getting the plastic off
but soon it's free at last.
She puts it on and suddenly
I'm flying like Charle Parker
back to the days
of Monk and Mingus
When the overhead projector reigned supreme.

I feel like I'm back at the Onyx
with LoBase and the Mothership
jamming on a Sunday night.

Peter walks in and the notes start
dropping like chocolate
covering strawberry's for desert.

The songs end when Frank shows up to start the reading.
We all hunker in for a storm.

And by the way, thanks to those of you who gave me the feedback on posting the direct links to my book here. Here it is again in case you missed it last time.:

See you next week.

1 comment:

Edgar Allan Poet said...

Just visiting your blog and enjoyed this one. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

All the best