Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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  Blues for John Miller and Perri mp3 01:15 1MB
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  Bluenotes: Walking Blues  
 
  Walking Blues
Son House summons the delta
in his voice
bp
 
  scratching DJs
digging their grooves
rdg
 
  neighbors with wheel barrows
help themselves
to my soil
pdm
 
  ringing guitar notes
the smell of frying chicken
bp
 
  the moon at midnight
lights the path
Bird in the outhouse
rdg
 
  watching an old movie
I miss my cat
pdm
 
  the harp player
warbling in counterpoint
to the guitar's strumming
bp
 
  across the alley
bamboo windchimes
rdg
 
  abandoned house
poppies bloom
in an old boot
pdm
 
  beer in hand
swaying to boogie woogie piano
bp
 
  The Happy Swallow
the homeless stop by
for a night cap
rdg
 
  seagulls circling
the open dumpster
pdm
 
  the King Bee buzzing
Slim Harpo's nasal vocals
cut through the late evening
bp
 
  spring breeze
the pollen count high
rdg
 
  a long blonde hair
dangling
from the ceiling fan
pdm
 
  echoes from the tube amp
the guitar player on full reverb
bp
 
  Zen retreat
the haiku poet
deaf in one ear
rdg
 
  a pair of eyes
in a passing boxcar
pdm
 
  the harmonica player
imitates
a train whistle
bp
 
  blowing smoke rings
in his girlfriend's face
rdg
 
  breathless
her lips
on the mouthpiece
pdm
 
  if you see my little red rooster
please drive him home
bp
 
  cell phone call at 3 a.m
the lovebird
answers
rdg
 
  deep sigh
a role of dice
pdm
 
         
  Original music: lloyd Thayer Photography: Mary Melodee Mena  
  Bluenotes: Walking Blues - composed May 8, 2004 by
Brett Peruzzi, Raffael de Gruttola, and Paul David Mena
 
 

 

 
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