amateur-musician

ON PLAYING VINCENT FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

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No, no, I’m not Don McLean

I certainly do not feel ashamed

As the music emanates from ukulele strings

I laugh in delight and then I sing

No, no, not his voice

Fingers clumsy but it’s my choice

Better to play a respectful pastiche

Than live in silence, longing leashed…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

Image: Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh

 

YouTube Video: Vincent, Don McLean  https://youtu.be/4wrNFDxCRzU