Cultural Evening

a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

In a garden
beautiful bland, classical music drifts.
Applause, encouraged the violoncello and the piano
play some more,
Allemande (molto moderato)
More polite clapping,
not too long this time,
scraping of chairs, wine and cheese,
snippets of conversation:
golf and house prices.
Clearly we didn’t come here
for the love of Bach.