New Poem “Mountain Stream”

Mountain Stream
by Rob Roper
1st Draft June 20, 2016

the roar of the bass
high note arpeggios
improvised riffs
complex chords

polyrhythmic counterpoint
melodies in modes
clever phrasing
variations on a theme

playing a wah-wah pedal
with virtuostic subtlety
the water rushes through
a narrow opening of the rocks

layers layers layers
too many things happening at once
like a hundred delay pedals
impossible to resolve
much less notate

so I just sit
and listen.

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