Geschrieben am 15. Oktober 2016 von für Crimemag, Krimigedicht

Das Krimigedicht: John Harvey: Chet Baker


Chet Baker

looks out from his hotel room
across the Amstel to the girl
cycling by the canal who lifts
her hand and waves and when
she smiles he is back in times
when every Hollywood producer
wanted to turn his life
into that bitter-sweet story
where he falls badly, but only
in love with Pier Angeli,
Carol Lynley, Natalie Wood;
that day he strolled into the studio,
fall of fifty-two, and played
those perfect lines across
the chords of My Funny Valentinevalentine-gross-ault
and now when he looks up from
his window and her passing smile
into the blue of a perfect sky
he knows this is one of those
rare days when he can truly fly.

cover-harvey-bluer-than-this-cover(Aus John Harveys zweitem Gedichtband
“Bluer Than This”, 1998)

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