Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stevie Wonder's Sunshine

Today is Stevie Wonder's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Stevie!




Stevie Wonder's Sunshine


expectant hush
hands on the keyboard

reggae beat
You Are the
Sunshine of My Life

dreadlocks
     swinging
he rocks
     to the rhythm
harmonica-playing
     human metronome

seventeen thousand people
dancing in the aisles
clapping so hard
our palms are on fire
don't go yet
one more
encore

and we see Stevie feels it
radiating the stadium
and we feel Stevie sees it
through his dark glasses

sunshine of
reflected
love


from ANTIQUE PIANO & Other Sour Notes, Deco Owl Press
Copyright 2014,  Barbara Etlin,  all rights reserved

8 comments:

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    1. He once told an interviewer he wanted to "change the world." I think if anyone can, he can. :-)

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  2. Love this poem! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh, that's a terrific poem! You make me feel like I'm there.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! It was The. Best. Concert. Ever.

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