Tribute

January 7, 2010

It’s likely/ It could be

That when Leonard Bernstein,

At his piano bench,

It was very late when he…

In a creative trance,

Had opened an envelope

From Stephen Sondheim,

And started to work on

A musical phrasing for

“There’s a place for us”,

He eyedropped a gold teardrop

into a test tube, & heaven reacted,

  

& now can make me ache

20,000 late nights after

 

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One Response to “Tribute”

  1. I love that song. I’ve thought about how it came about …

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