Monday, April 22, 2019

#NaPoWriMo2019 - Double Reeds

Double Reeds

No person has greater love
Than the parent
Of a double reed student
Enduring 30 minutes of
Practice every day
From middle school
To high school.

No music student demonstrates
Greater love for an instrument
Than an oboe player
Whose embouchure
Is constricted by dental devices
Or whose reeds are hand trimmed
By a novice with an X-ACTO knife.

No music student demonstrates
More dedication to an instrument
Than a bassoon player
Who’s music sheets
Contain long periods of rest
Followed by fingerings that stretch
Hands to unnatural positions.

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