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  Class Meets Outside Tonight
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, July 17, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Time will tell if it was worth it, but I spent a lot of time on this. Subject is certainly worth it, just don't know if the treatment works. Feel it doesn't, let me know, ok? Thanks!! <3

Cicadas keep running bad Mozart up

too many scales. Oxymoronic d-e-d-e-e-e,

s his highest high did not ink.

To think of laboring d after d, e after e,

only to have human nerves jump

on the hammers in our been-and-heard ears

not to anvil and stirrup our drums awake.

Yes, and we all know it is our cacophony

making Earth shake. Worse, we pound

out more decibels with each breath. Between

frantic Delete, Delete, Deletes

or the hard drive will crash, and we’ll be left

disconnected under a mountain of bad CD’s.

In short, all our cicada friends’ hard-made racket

crashes unheard, like the shriek of the tree

in an unmoving forest.   Te-hee, te-hee,

fireflies sign at Ye Steamye Nighte Bar

as they slosh down spirits for the sparkle to play

Flashlight, Flashlight, who’s-got-the-Flashlight.

For them, children ooh and run for jars

as grown-ups wink over lightning bug tales

on porches and patios with matching bulbs,

hoping their gold may buy peace

they realize slipped off with the last island

to lose to the boombox, cellphone and Web.

Were our heads not splitting from self-made noise,

the Merce Cunninghams of the insect world

could teach us to listen, not judge.

(c) Phyllis Jean Green, July, 2004


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Reviewed by Regina Pounds 7/30/2004
the cicadas and the fireflies are out there now...what a wonderful, sensitive reminder to heed nature's call and lesson

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/20/2004
I salute You, Sublime Poet Phyllis Jean Green.

It is a convention that there is no poem better than the last, but I must say that this ONE is Your best on my list. This poem made me travel on the wings of the Cicada of imagination all the way to Helicon.

"Class Meets Outside Tonight" is lesson on acoustics and harmony, and a wise message on life and living, written with words from the lexicon of an artist under knowledge and grace.

May You enjoy a long healthy life through a creative living.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader) 7/18/2004
Very good, Pod. You can hear them now unless they are locusts. If so, we are in big trouble.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/18/2004
Excellent Phyllis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 7/17/2004
conceptually superb!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/17/2004
Phyllis this is so excellent and so enjoyable.....
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/17/2004
well done
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 7/17/2004
Phyllis, this is you, at your best! Absolutely stunning piece.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/17/2004

i'm glad i stayed for the lesson--i miss the cicadas :)

beautiful write--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

now what i want to know is, did i pass? :)
Reviewed by Helga Ross 7/17/2004
This is in a Word: SUPERB!
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