Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

music lesson

jan oskar hansen Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled music lesson which was written by poet jan oskar hansen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by jan oskar hansen

Best Jan Oskar Hansen Poems

+ Fav Poet

music lesson

Music Lesson 

My uncle died, was on holiday in Piraeus, 
a pig fell off a balcony. 
He left a piano and since his wife didn’t 
want it in her house, mother took it, 
only because it would lend an impression 
of high culture, 
no one else in our neighbourhood had one.
I played on it day and night, 
picked up tunes on radio and played 
them on the piano; 
people where impressed, mother too, 
but she needed her rest worked long hours 
at a fish canning factory. 
One day, coming home from school, 
a big empty space, 
I cried mother gave me Danish pastry, 
they were a day old but still tasty. 
I’m glad she sold the piano, though I might 
have ended up a restaurant pianist 
driving from town to town playing evergreens 
as background music for bored diners;
a bitter pianist who dreams of 
becoming a car mechanic.   

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 7:37:00 AM
    I could just bound across the ocean and kiss you, I love this poem so much. As they say, you were screwed of joy. Since the piano and TV were in the same room, my father would yell at me to stop playing because he couldn't hear the TV. I could have been a contender too, but was a great typist with the rhythm of Fats Domino. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/13/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Kathy glad to be useful