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Enlisting Chopin
by
Jana Kalina

summer breeze,
open window

curtain stumbles in, 
spills back out

delays Chopin
dallying about 
the ivories

drifts into the garden sweet, 
pirouettes among the flowers

before letting loose
on unsuspecting passerby — tho’

strategically sent to serenade 
only the ear 
of the one who’d caught my mother’s eye.

© by Jana Kalina.
Used here with the author’s permission.

 

Jana Kalina lives in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. This Bohemian-born poet — with romantic heart and idealistic world view — enjoys island life with her Caribbean-Quebecer husband, especially skinny dipping in summer and harvesting wild mushrooms in the fall. 

 

 

 


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