"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2016 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw.

Polly Alice

Friday, May 20, 2011


Dear Staff,
Do you get tired from holding up all those notes?
Every good boy does fine, and the other one I can't remember.
Was it about boys or mothers? I'm sorry they've overlooked you.
The composer received acclaim, the conductor applause, the
musicians an ovation. You kept holding things together, but
no one seemed to notice. Without you no sounds could hang
together, and where would we rest?  Thank you Staff
for making music possible and for letting us all play the same
note at the same time in our own way with our own instrument.
It's a beautiful sound, and you make it all possible.
Yours Truly,
an admirerer

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