“Maze Of My Madness; Muse Of Music” by Judi Kaufman

I used to dance around
my living room,
no rules, hop scotching my hat.
I left to make
my own ground meat
and polka-dot trench coat music.

Where I would dance
around the room,
fall in love with words and love notes,
set my dreams
to the two step,
high kick and cancer.

When I walk
through a storm
I would hold my head high,
I never walk alone,
in dancing over boxes
to run fast down the Hollywood alleys.

Down the boulevard
I catch a glimpse
of the carousel.
Lots of traffic
in my musical brain,

comedies running wild.

Judi Kaufman

Photo by L. K. Thayer

Edit by Mitch Hicks – U.K.

All Rights Reserved

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · February 19, 2010

    Judi, I love your work so much, & taking your picture is such a pleasure…you are a gift to unwrap over & over, the gift that keeps on giving!! xoxo LK 🙂

    • Judi · March 3, 2010

      Dear Lisa,

      I really am grateful for how you respond to my work! You went with Raymond Chandler and gave me hints so I could go forth. I appreciate all that you are!

      Hugs of happiness,

  2. Lordy · February 19, 2010

    The meeting of two minds works well…….I love the hat!! Smiles at my next thought!!

  3. nicolerigets · February 19, 2010

    Strong emotions surface in me when I read this poem. The other writer that stirs me up like this is Anne Sexton.

    “Lots of traffic in my musical brain.” I hear it too!

    Thank you so much Judi!

  4. lkthayer · February 19, 2010

    @ Nicole, you have such a keen eye my Lady! and thanks Alexis…for the dental work! 🙂

  5. anniew3000 · February 19, 2010

    I’m jumping on that carousel with you, darling Judi! You are truly the poet of the heart.

  6. Adesh Kaur · February 20, 2010

    OMG Judi… “I used to dance around my living room…. ” You are brilliant, beautiful, and creating the art of YOUR brain. Thanks.

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