On July 16, 2010 Sampson (my dog) and I had dinner at the Park Bench in Manito Park. We listened to Michael & Keleren Millham AKA Sidhe. Visit their web site www.guitarandvoice.com. I found a schedule of other music at the Park bench this summer here.
So it was nice getting out and listening to some music. along with other people at the Park Bench and across the street. Cool that other folks had their dogs. Sampson behaved pretty well. I love my doggie he’s my best bud.
The Park Bench is on an intersection where there is some traffic. Usually not much and not to interfering with the aesthetics. A big Motorcycle came by with pretty wide open pipes and although the music was amplified the pretty much un muffled exhaust overpowered the scene for a few moments. It motivated me to grab a notebook from my car and write this poem or rambling.
Folks, music and STURGIS at the Park Bench
A park bench hoagie families gathering
acoustic guitar tuning
soon there’ll be crooning
lyrical French feelings
audience floating in bicycles peddling
UNMUFFLED BIKE RAPPING UP LOUD!
lost the tempo
lost the feeling
while RAPPING fades
laughs exchanged with telling grins
as that interruptions fades
the feelings return
under the trees
along with the breezes
all of this pleases.
I will attempt to perform this at the Spokane Poetry Slam this coming Wednesday 7/21/10.
© Jeffa 2010