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“The Brotherhood of Man” — a poem by Alan Yount

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Gene Harris

 

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THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN

… a great song
by frank loesser

played by gene harris, piano,
& his quartet.

played by two black guys
& two white guys …

jazz brothers, in the
brotherhood of man.

so great … gene … we
need your music

you all playing, your music
of so much togetherness:

we need you all, so much …
in these troubled times.

(postscript: two thousand sixteen
july eleventh … dallas, texas,
when police officers were killed.)

 

 

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yount

 

Alan Yount lives on the north bank of the Missouri River, just south of Columbia, Missouri, and has taken poetic inspiration from boating and floating the river for many years. His poems have been published in a variety of publications, including Palo Alto Review, Roanoke Review, Spring…the Journal of E.E. Cummings Society, Apostrophe Magazine, Columbia College Journal of the Literary Arts, Modern Haiku, Pegasus Review, and Tidepool Magazine.  Alan also plays jazz trumpet, and has led his own dance band.  He is a direct descendant of the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone.   

 

 

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 Gene Harris Quartet plays “Brotherhood of Man”