Miles Davis


 jazz trumpetist of superb dissonance of statement

Hey, Miles, jazz-trumpet-man of superb
control of dissonic-notes of a
unique personal statement of feeling;
and, in a musical sense (of educational
enthrallment discovery) you permit me
with a jazz-educationally acquired ear
an honourable seating a musically-
raised throne, among clouds, that aren’t
(teasingly) not quite, near heaven
but …

Hey! Near enough!!! AND, compensationally
soulful; fulfilling …

See ya … Hear ya. Read ya …
Feel, ya muse … Bless ya
Miles; & miles …

'Miles Davis', from Piggy Back Moon (Godwit, Random House, 2001), Hone Tuwhare 2001, used by permission of Rob Tuwhare on behalf of the Estate of Hone Tuwhare. Recording from the Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archives 2004.

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