Robin in the Tanglewood Rafters

August 11, 2011
Richard M. Berlin, MD

Volume 28, Issue 8

The viola section hears her first . . . Then the conductor tilts his head

The viola section hears her first.

Then the conductor tilts his head

and the soloist smiles, searching

for the source of the sound overhead,

out of tune as Harpo’s horn,

full throated and lusty as summer,

red breast puffed, beak aimed at the sky.