I found a lovely poem about the effect that music can have on peace, if only at a very basic level:
Black Boys Play the Classics
by Toi Derricotte
The most popular "act" in
is the three black kids in ratty
sneakers & T-shirts playing
two violins and a cello—Brahms.
White men in business suits
have already dug into their pockets
as they pass and they toss in
a dollar or two without stopping.
Brown men in work-soiled khakis
stand with their mouths open,
arms crossed on their bellies
as if they themselves have always
wanted to attempt those bars.
Read the rest here.
Listen to Ma's music on one of the dozen plus CDs we have in our musical collection.
Violet Nesdoly / poems is the place to visit for today's Poetry Round-Up.