Anyone who does not have a tin ear
(The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz
May be one exception)
Shd be able to discern that oz for oz,
Pound for pound, Beethoven’s concerto #
5 (“The Emperor”) Opus 73
Played on a Steinway
Held high in the air over 34th
Street by a giant ape standing on top
Of the Empire State Building
Sounds very passionate
Making the entire city sing.
Louis Phillips’ recent poetry publications include The Domain of Silence, The Domain of Absence: New and Selected Poems (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2015), The Domain of Small Mercies: New & Selected Poems ], Volume 2 (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2017), How Wide the Meadow (World Audience Publishers, 2019).