05 April 2009

little joys

no stranger to the stage, but started to notice things
this hall filled with people, friday evening
packed full, last concert of the season
hundreds of little faces, dark and similar
giddy and restless, lots of little noises
woman in blue suit, third row
bopping to ellington banged out of the piano
clasping her hands at moments
old man, holding wife's hand
seeing his face, swell red with tears
head lifted to the sky, huge smile
respighi's pure bliss 
makes me feel magic
like a stranger, all over again

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