Stage Persona

Written for:  Sunday Muse #62  (posted by Fireblossom)

hat and silver

Harmonica wails blue
bouncing off silver
adornment glittering
under stage lights.
Hat as prop tilts
over his eyes. He wants
to be heard, drawing
attention with shiny
accessories. He will
not look into your eyes.
You may not look
into his. Is it all
an act?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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15 Responses to Stage Persona

  1. No, it is not an act…it’s part of the lure! I like the focus on the adornments and how it may be drawing attention to him. Look up young man!


  2. wyndolynne says:

    You can feel the subtle attention in this, the display and then then patience as the audience comes closer. 🙂


  3. coalblack says:

    I think this is brilliant, and might be even more powerful if you left off the final question because your marvelous poem has already said it. Fantastic. I love the “prop hat” and the distracting accessories. You really SAW this image.


  4. robtkistner says:

    Nice piece Sara. No, it’s not an act. It’s a creative artist, looking deep into his own soul, to glimpse the pain and loss that drives his harp.


  5. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love this Sara! He wants to be heard indeed, I love the mysterious feel in this! Wonderful poem!!


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    Love it. I know a lot of harmonica players. They get lost in the notes.


  7. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Very well written!

    I was actually looking at a harmonica today!


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