After the war

Chopin from white ivory

skills of the master player

on this deeply polished piano

and from the verandah

they all enter elegantly

women in hats

men in suits

stripes are the order

champagne quaffed

from flute glasses

and the laughter

goes up and down the hallways

as if the war had never been
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Posted: Jul 2023
About this poem:
thinking about the Gatsby era

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Ocean, I still remember my mother dancing the Charleston when that style of music popped up. Sure an uprise and down rise in those generations. Nice write. SM cheering
thanks SM, I was practicing the Charleston not so long ago, we were heading to an Art Deco festival here but a cyclone wiped out our holiday! wine
definitely liked this. Atmospheric reflection of the era of the Great Gatsbyapplause
Yup, it always amazed me how the total contrast of that and the war was the normal.

It's like they tried so hard to block it out.

Lovely writing as usual beer
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