Academic journal article Chicago Review

Putting Lyric to "All Blues"

Academic journal article Chicago Review

Putting Lyric to "All Blues"

Article excerpt

1

to Miles's

notes

Oscar took the sizes

of the tones

of blues

and called up the huge

sea the sky

to the music

2

sea have been

in so

many a line

sea

have

but have it been Miles's

blues line

is what I'm saying you

should pay attention to

as some one who watches that line

of horizon from Asbury Park, New Jersey or

from San Luis

Obispo now whose

blue is that?

poured into a word

to black music

3

I thought of the mayan hieroglyphs

as the names of time,

so the temples,

as stoned rather than our sprayed,

graffitied

with a gingerbread of cosmos,

racing past while

facing the eastern sea's

line

to interpret

the simple point of the rising sun. …

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