Dennis Herrell
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Dennis Herrell has been writing poetry for forty years during his adult life as teacher, outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. He is like every poet in the world – always in training, and painfully aware of it. Enter his world to read some poems he has had published.

 

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At The Opera

 

 

The woman next to me was enthralled,

in fact, the word raptured

better describes her expression.

All her attention was focused on the stage,

where a stout lady wearing strange clothing

was screaming

shouting   maybe singing,

and a funny guy wearing tight pants

with a big bulge,

caused probably

by a migrating sock,

was yelling real loud and waving his arms

and indecisively jumping back and forth

in front of most of the lady,

who by then was in a state of Italian collapse.

 

Then they screeched together for five minutes

and fell over separate but united,

if you know what I mean.

So I figuroed that was the end of them

and maybe the world.

I asked my wildly clapping neighbor with rapture

what we had enjoyed so much,

and she said it was opera,

and I said,

well

you learn something new every day

you live.

 

 

Dennis Herrell

( 4/10/06 – Backstreet Quarterly)

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