Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Poetry Month

Six Mechanical Haiku

1, For Carl,

Bertha Benz drove a car
down to the chemist's shop
In eighteen eighty five.

2, For Rudy,

If you squeeze air a lot,
it becomes hot enough to burn
add fuel, Bang!

3, For Henry,

Bouncing, rattling,
Model T Ford. Banging, Popping,
The Ragtime car.

4, For Enzo,

isn't it lovely
bright red paint twelve cylinders
we go very fast.

5, For all the drivers in the world,

Look at that mess,
Don't honk, that only makes it worse
Damn, I'm late.

6, For a few brief seconds'

Quarter mile..

Four seconds.......
Not enough time..................!

These are from a piece for wind quintet.
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano.

Music I wrote about my relationship with the internal combustion engine, it's history and the music it engenders.


Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Love the firs one best! You nutty guy.

And # 5 speaks a universal truth indeed.

12:51 PM  
Blogger butch said...

Poetry month, you bet. The first appearance of this great and fun poetry was April 2008. I loved it then and now, and posted it on FFTR with a pic of a red Ferrari and a Model T.


6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
I wouuld like to hear the wind quintet sometime.

2:27 AM  

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