“Bird” — a poem by Ed Coletti

February 26th, 2015

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painting by Jazzamoart

jazzabird

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Bird

I recall you
dream weaver
I remember you
You’re the one
who makes most dreams
come true
Sir Charles
just not your own
when the sax
ceases dreadfully
heroes fall
trumpets screech
Max Roach calls you
to attention
Sir Charles
listen to Diz
man just don’t fade man!

I hear Lover again
Bird you’re with me
like my mother’s voice
that’s with me on my digital recorder.

Dig it all
Bird
stir it up man!
so this is it
where I’m at now
Tunisia at night
tonight this very night
a very black night
with invisible black birds
here in Tunisia
in Tunis
in tune in Tunis
dissonant tune in Tunisia
guitar and muted trumpet
and you Bird
here in Tunis
and in Kansas City
blue with you man
in Count Basie’s town
bourbon and blues
you and me and bourbon
and the blues here in K.C.
tapping it out here in K.C. just you and me
piano makes three
not to mention young Dizzy
man are we ever

swinging!

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About Ed Coletti

Poet, Essayist and Painter Ed Coletti graduated from Georgetown University and the Creative Writing Masters Program at San Francisco State University (under Robert Creeley). He has published several books of poetry and recently has had work published in divide (Univ. of Colorado), Lilliput Review, Big Bridge, Blueline , The New Verse News, The Cherry Blossom Review, Parting Gifts, and the anthology of Italian-American poets (with Ferlighetti, DiPrima, et al) titled Avanti Popolo edited by James Tracy (Manic D Press). He is editor of Round Barn Press. Ed lives with his wife Joyce in Santa Rosa, California where he operates the respected Bay Area-wide SoCoCo At the Toad Reading Series. His internet presence includes “Ed Coletti’s P3” and also “No Money In Poetry.”

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