Bolero By Gerald Stern

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    [mp3=http://jpicforum.info/audio-poem-of-the-day/gerald-stern_bolero.mp3]Bolero By Gerald Stern[/mp3]

    [fieldset=Bolero by Gerald Stern (b. 1925)]So one day when the azalea bush was firing
    away and the Japanese maple was roaring I
    came into the kitchen full of daylight and
    turned on my son’s Sony sliding over the
    lacquered floor in my stocking feet for it was
    time to rattle the canisters and see what
    sugar and barley have come to and how Bolero
    sounds after all these years and if I’m loyal
    still and when did I have a waist that thin?
    And if my style was too nostalgic and where
    were you when I was burning alive, nightingale? [/fieldset]


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    Gerald Stern, "Bolero," from Everything is Burning, published by W.W. Norton. Copyright 2005 by Gerald Stern. Reprinted by permission of the author.

    Source: Poetry (December 2004).
     
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