MY UNCLE ROBIN

Light
in your cabin window
practicing late:
Dixieland piano
fading through the pines,
vibrant, disciplined,
mellower each year,
keeping faith with
the sound you loved
only faith can carry on
what matters;
I heard this in the woods
forty years ago, but
didn't fully understand.
Robin, you should know,
The Yellow Dog Jazz Band
is playing your music
in Tallahassee.

John M. Wetterau, 2011