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