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Listening Images

Lawson Inada

Lester Young

Yes, clouds do have
The Smoothest sound.

Billie Holliday

Hold a microphone
Close to the moon.

Charlie Parker

Rapids to baptism
In one blue river.

Coleman Hawkins

A hawk for certain,
But as big as a man.

Ben Webster

Such fragile moss
In a massive tree.

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"Listening Images" from Legends From Camp by Lawson Inada, published by Coffee House Press. Copyright © 1992. Reprinted with permission of the author.


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