glen gould plays bach and hums

hunched over the keyboard he

plays bach and hums

you listen for the humming

you wait for the humming

you smile when you begin to hear

the drone bass to the partita

you love the humming because

glen gould loves bach so much

he has to hum and you can't help

loving bach played so superbly

by someone who has to hum

because he loves bach so much

and you can't help loving glen gould

they've now perfected a way to take

the hum out of glen gould recordings

but who'd want a glen gould recording

without glen gould's humming?

2020 Jacqueline Jackson

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