Thursday, March 20, 2014


During half-time/half-pay year, 
Continue to haunt artistic venues,
In cheapest seats, smallest bites to eat.

Enter concert hall to hear pianist 
Practicing sections of all-time favorite 
(well, one of several) tune: Brubeck's Take Five; 
Concert just for me, accompanied by 
Cacophony of other instruments playing 
Same tune at different places--or other
Tunes from tonight's repertoire of Pärt, 
Stravinsky, Cerrudo--modern score indeed.

Art appreciation inherited from family and 
From Castle of the North/Hibbing High School's
Formal auditorium which attracted famous artists.
Fee admission gained by ushering: intense pleasure.

Many others keeping company up here in cheap seats;
Birds'-eye view of both orchestra and choreography,
Which fill heart, feed soul, and expand entire being;
Such largesse prior to curtain going up--what an evening!
Stay tuned for details, additions, and amendments.

Ann Beth Blake
(c) March 20, 2014

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