“As Long As You Living Yours (For Keith Jarrett)” — a poem by Erren Kelly

August 8th, 2014

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As Long As You Living Yours (For Keith Jarrett)

” the heart is in the music, the music is where the heart lives—” — Keith Jarrett

” whatever you do, don’t meet your idols!”  — Dennis Miller

not even schroeder from the peanuts
comic strip
is as dedicated to the piano
and he has a bust of beethoven
gracing his steinway!
you pull sounds out of the air
making something out of nothing

you call it improvisation:

i say, god’s just using you as
a transmitter for his thoughts…

you make music only madmen
or geniuses know
people think you are nuts
for signing into the piano
as you play
but talent will excuse you
for your
eccentricities
to hear you play, makes me
glad i never took piano lessons
it would’ve been like trying to
fight godzilla
i will go broke and starve
just buying your crap albums
simply because it’s you

you played with miles…enough said

unlike schroeder, you don’t
need a bust of
beethoven resting on your
piano

you are a god

my idea of heaven on a sunday morning
being in a coffeehouse with lovely,
creative and talented people
a good breakfast
mimosas
and the stereo system
playing keith’s  “somewhere over the
rainbow,”
giving my ears an orgasm

About Erren Kelly

“I am a pushcart nominated poet based in Portland, Oregon, by way of Salisbury, North Carolina by way of Chicago, by way of Louisiana, by way of Maine, by way of California,by way of New York City, by way of Burlington, Vermont and so on. I have been writing for 25 years and have over 100 publications in print and online in such publications as Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine (online), Ceremony, Cactus Heart,Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Salzburg and other publications. My most recent publication was in “In Our Own Words,” a Generation X poetry anthology; I was also published in other anthologies such as ” Fertile Ground,” “Beyond The Frontier ” and other anthologies. My work can also been seen on Youtube under the “Gallery Cabaret,” links.


“I am also the author of the chapbook, “Disturbing The Peace,” on Night Ballet Press.


“I received my B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. I also love to read and I love to travel, having visited 45 states and Canada and Europe. The themes in my writings vary, but I have always had a soft spot for subjects and people who are not in the mainstream. But I never limit myself to anything, I always try to keep an open mind.”

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Keith Jarrett plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

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2 comments on ““As Long As You Living Yours (For Keith Jarrett)” — a poem by Erren Kelly”

  1. Dear Erren Kelly:

    Listen to Jarretts ”All The Things You Are” with DeJohnette and Peacock (is on U Tube)
    and may be you will write another poem about whatever.

    Best

    Girish

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