Sunday, May 12, 2013

Song on a Bamboo Xylophone

Dr Abe V Rotor

                                    Vietnamese bamboo xylophone 

How can I compose a song on a bamboo xylophone?
I ask Beethoven for the sound of Nature,
The genius of Bach for organization,
Chopin's touch and Mozart's therapy,
And Schubert’s lament to linger on.

But I must first enter the Cuchi Tunnel,
And fly ever the delta and trace
The restless meandering Mekong River
Seeking homage to the sea and beyond;
Then visit the War Museum,
To be able to write a Vietnamese song. ~

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