Clothesline Blues – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I make instruments from found objects and common objects, and I search for the sounds that are hidden in them and release them into the world.” Jay Kreimer

Clothesline Blues

How do your hear your washing line,
the sounds that evolve with every 
score that is hung on those staff lines,
small to medium, to large, noting
treble, bass, then picking up the pace,
as sheets sit beside jeans,
it could be four-four, or even more,
are blue clothes g or e, are orange 
clothes f, and what of grey, there's no
limit to the improv as feet tap and pegs
click, could be Gillespie, could be Coltrane, 
I love this washing jazz, I love these
clothesline blues.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️


Filed under Free Verse, Humour, life, music, poem, quote

29 responses to “Clothesline Blues – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love blues and this poem too☺️

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Very imaginative. You pegged the sounds.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. You are a man who truly hears the music of this world, as of the next.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. How about a clothesline blues song to accompany your “Clothesline Blues”?
    “See My Jumper Hangin’ on the Line”

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  5. Wooooooowwwww… 🤭You just reminded me that I have to go to wash my laundry🤭😂🤣I love the rhythm🎶

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  6. Beautiful, Paul! Thanks for sharing, and have a nice rest of the weekend! xx Michael

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  7. lync56

    Love this beautifully light hearted poem – brought a smile


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