Beach Boys, Second Generation

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Beach Boys, Second Generation

See the motley little band
trudge the beach, tip cup in hand.
A funnel stuffed into a hose––
is held to lips and then one blows.
Two other small musicians lug
a twenty-liter water jug.
Later, one begins to hum
accompanying his buddy’s drum.

I’ve shown these photos before, but the poem is new, for: dVerse Poets Quadrille Challenge: Drum

26 thoughts on “Beach Boys, Second Generation

    1. lifelessons Post author

      For purposes of sticking to 44 words, I had to cut out one of the horns and one of the drums but oh well. They really were inventive. Did you enlarge the photos? Loved the funnel stuffed into the cutoff garden hose..the water bottle drum with hide glued over the end and the big paint bucket drum. The tips jar was a used-up jar of paint with a bit of the dried paint still inside. Someone must have an artist for a dad.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes. That’s Morrie. He came with me to the beach that year and he was the hit of the beach. Everyone knew him. People would come by the house I rented, which was right on the main beach and ask if they could walk him. One little girl would come up and let him off the porch to play with him and when I’d come out to throw the ball for him my neighbor would say, “Oh that’s all right. people have been throwing the ball for him all afternoon–everyone who passed by your house.”

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  1. Mish

    At first I thought…oh those poor little guys, but reading your comments it seems they were having a lot of fun. Very innovative instruments. Good for them and thanks for sharing the story in your quadrille.

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