Monday, August 6, 2007

Jazz

Angela Ball (2001)

I'd like to know everything
A jazz artist knows, starting with the song
"Goodby Pork Pie Hat."

Like to make a some songs myself:
"Goodbye Rickshaw,"
"Goodbye Lemondrop,"
"Goodbye Rendezvous."

Or maybe even blues:

If you fall in love with me I'll make you pancakes
All morning. If you fall in love with me
I'll make you pancakes all night.
If you don't like pancakes
We'll go to the creperie. If you don't like pancakes
We'll go to the creperie.
If you don't like to eat, handsome boy,
Don't you hang around with me.

On second thought, I'd rather find
The fanciest music I can, and hear all of it.

I'd rather love somebody
And say his name to myself every day
Until I fall apart.

3 comments:

dan1968 said...

from The Best American Poetry (2001)

ethan said...

this one's good

laura said...

i like the last stanza