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TANGLEWOOD AS THERAPY

        TANGLEWOOD AS THERAPY

Tanglewood untangled me, took my breath away
each moment of Sibelius, Mahler, Rachmaninoff 
sweet violins, trumpets, kettle drums, cellos, fire
mixed with wind, echoing within the shed, over
the lawn, concert goers sprawled on blankets,
seated on beach chairs attentive to every sound

those strains, my favorite classics, filled my blood
stream, inched me toward lovers, tugged me,
two spouses proposed, suitors hugged my body,
kissed me with gusto, whispered into my ears,
became surrogates for melting chocolate cream,

weakened my knees, laid bare my breasts, filled
my groin, all from the moment my father took
our family to the shed where I first heard Mahler’s
First “The Titan”, not on a scratchy 78 platter, not
from our wood cabinet radio in our Brooklyn house

the melodies of democracy, free radio, modern
media, fade, assaulted by the Kremlin loving
leader. Russian composers crowd the classical
repertoire, do not taint my delight, my passion,
for the memories of past affairs are Picasso art
filtered through Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and one

  therapist treating me for TRUMPRESSION   

Copyright © GINA VITOLO | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 7/5/2017 8:57:00 AM

    Back for another read, and my smile is as wide as last time. Nice words.
  1. Date: 6/26/2017 7:42:00 AM

    Beautifully stated, your love for the classics is apparent. The twist ending gave me a chuckle. Nicely done Gina.
  1. Date: 6/9/2017 3:13:00 PM

    A very beautiful written poem, I really enjoyed reading it however I m new on this site and would really appreciate if you could find time to read my poems and give your honest reviews about them
  1. Date: 6/9/2017 9:29:00 AM

    That was so great to read. Really enjoyed the ending too. I'd like to tweet a link to this piece. Please let me know if you agree. I won't see it your reply to this comment, so either mail me, or leave a comment somewhere in my poems. Cheers for now Scott.

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