Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Henry and Lizzy

Henry and Lizzy

Who's that, Mama?
The one in the middle
marked with an X?

                                        He's so young
                                        and handsome!
                                        Tell us how you met!

I never knew
that once upon a time
Papa played trumpet!

                                        Did he bring you
                                        flowers? Candy?
                                        ...How could you forget?!?

Can I have it?
May I have it?
Pleeeeease, may I have it?

                                      Papa gave it to Jack
                                      when he enlisted?
                                      ...I guess that's best...

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


  1. We had a horn like this. I wonder where it went. Hmmmm.


    His horn shiny
    his notes melodic
    his friends harmonize


    I scrape gum
    from the bottom
    of my shoe.

    (C) Carol Wilcox, 2016

  2. When we heard it,
    we came running,
    around the corners
    and up through the alleys,
    leaping over bicycles and cats
    and kids and just missed
    the band marching by,
    its notes lingering in the air
    like leaves of Autumn.