Charles Ives, supporting a childhood memory
with a cosmos of commotion
me? I’m an American, through and through
who wonders just what it means
to be bred in the USA . one, that is, without
the increasingly militaristic outlook
one also passionate about
symphonic and operatic repertoires
and steeped in the history of painting
the apologetic place of American artists
(especially in classical music).
only rock, country music, and the movies
and ever so profitable, as an industry
Poem copyright 2016 by Jnana Hodson
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