Sousa by Nature

He chose a hickory nut tree
acorns too dainty,
tinny in their ping.

Tree-felled hickory nuts
percussive on the roof
pelted solid deep raps.

Band leader by trade
he created a Sousa drum line
directly above our heads.


Photo credit: Mike Vam.  John Phillip Sousa:  1854 – 1932. American composer most famous for his military marches IE Stars and Stripes Forever and Sempir Fidelis (official march of the U.S. Marines).

4 thoughts on “Sousa by Nature

  1. mincs1 November 1, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Fun post! You have created two vivid images with your post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian November 1, 2015 / 10:42 pm

      It was fun to do! Happy you enjoyed 🙂


  2. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack November 2, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Melodic inspiration range knows no bounds…clever conjoining here, my friend.
    Enjoyed this musical interlude, Lillian

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian November 2, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Happy to strike up the band for you!
      Hoping the bday party for your mom was splendid and she had lots of fun! Happy Monday my friend!

      Liked by 1 person

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