The Beat Goes On

Lone Bass Man keeps the beat

Dancers waltz // music flows sweet

One, two, three // one, two, three

Mellow strings

Melody carries them

Floating high in the hall

Beat goes on

Light steps move // paired as one

Blue Danube

flows gently in their ears

The notes stop // curtsies // bows

The bass man packs it up

He never gets to dance

Lone Bass Man Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse Bjorn asked us to look at the beat in poetry. He asked us to write a poem with the three-beat rhythm of the Waltz.

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49 thoughts on “The Beat Goes On

  1. What a wonderful poem AND painting, Dwight! 🙂
    I can hear your bass man playing! 🙂
    I often focus my attention on the bass players and the bass singers…I enjoy those low pitched tones/notes!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS… in one of my family’s fave movies…That Thing You Do (made by Tom Hanks)…I always felt bad for the bass player in the band because they never even gave him a name…he’s just called AND credited as “The Bass Player”. 🙂

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