Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gershwin plays Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue  
The Sounding City

The hum of cars, sounding horns
Tongues of many languages
Bright lights, fancy clothes
Saturday nights in memory
This Manhattan reverie
Rhapsody in Blue

The sound of feet on tenement steps
The radio heard from next door
This and eternal moments more
Rhapsody in Blue

The running of numbers
The shoe shine stand
Police car sirens
Dancehall music
Yes, New York City 
Be it in reflections ever grand
Rhapsody in Blue

A vision beyond the alley window
Beyond what the street life demands
Rhapsody in Blue.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

In Dedication to
Carnegie Room Concerts

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