‘Round Midnight

(written by Thelonious Monk, performed by Miles Davis)

 

When you put the funny hat on your horn

you take Monk’s tune down

darker streets, into

darker bars where

Sinatra’s asking Joe

to set ‘em up and

Ella’s letting Billie

sob on her shoulder,

and you keep flexing your arm, trying

to keep the cramps from taking you

for the inevitable fix

in the dirty john.

 

‘Trane tries to take you up into

a major sunrise and you let him

run about a while, then bring him back

where he and it belong

–in the minor,

in the dark.

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  • Raquel Byrnes  On February 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I love this. So forlorn and dark…like the music itself can be.

    Fellow crusader here saying hello.

  • Summer Ross  On February 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Fellow crusader here- stopping by. I just learned a bit about Miles Davis in my History of Rock and Roll class.

  • 1emeraldcity  On July 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love the whole mood and feel this poem evokes. That tired, smoky, too much livin’ Very New York, very big city, Orleans, wonderful kalaidescopic jazz and celebrity images. And the ending is superb..that minor key in the dark. Really a memorable poem!

  • Nulli Para Ora  On October 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Your words beat the rhythm of the drum, unspoken and still heard, untouched and still felt. I am in awe of your talent 🙂

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