A trumpet rings like a new breath of life:
the mind clears away all obsolete dross.
Trumpet re-arranges synapses.
Two feet feel as if they carry no weight—
one is transported to a Lotus Land….
What creature does not respond to trumpet?
Even a mouse or dog trembles in awe.
In the hands of a skilled trumpet player,
the earth itself half-appears to tremble.
Trumpet, the ace of all wind instruments!
Having the highest register in brass,
the horn can project a golden tone
that vibrates the occult cerebellum,
causing distant toes to wiggle in joy.
The trumpet is an awesome instrument.
A hot trumpet may extend a refrain
into the rarest realm of ecstasy
and enter the chamber of the sublime
where God reclines in mystic majesty
beyond reason or bright apprehension.
A well-played trumpet is simply divine,
whether baroque, romantic, or in jazz
where subtle rhythms may excite the knees.
A strong trumpet does all it can to please
the inner ear of anyone that’s here.