manifesto

trombonepoetry
revives bardic
outlandishness
making poems a
bebop blow-out
outstripping a
normal limping
expressionless
performance of
obscurantic or
effete blather
turning tables
realigning the
yesterday mind
trombonepoetry
revels in curt
obsequent free
music suddenly
billowing into
otherwise dull
nights hearing
endless verses
purportedly in
oracular style
except for the
troubling fact
rows of people
yawn endlessly
trombonepoetry
ransacks books
of melodies to
merge modes in
bacchic blasts
of celebration
navigating new
expanses every
poem a mapping
of possibility
every invented
tune an argosy
re-jigged as a
yacht of words
trombonepoetry
reaches for an
opportunity to
mix sounds and
bring together
online or live
new poems plus
extemporary or
prepared music
opening up the
exploration of
thelonious art
rebetika riffs
yardbird songs
trombonepoetry
relishes music
owlishly hoots
melancholy and
brass brazenly
open heartedly
newly mintedly
evergreeningly
plays on poems
of indigo mood
ellingtoning a
tale of hunger
reconstructing
younger tempos
trombonepoetry
riffs and rags
overtones with
muted meanings
broadside digs
or hatchet job
neatly beating
esoteric fancy
poultry geists
on broken eggs
excavating all
the numbskulls
rattling dusty
yarns to beats

This concrete poem (an acrostic kneptune) has been included in an anthology from Salt Publishing: Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh, Manifestos and Unmanifestos, edited by Rupert Loydell.