Lang Lang Played In Detroit On September 28, 2013
The Detroit Symphony: Looking At People Before The Concert Starts
passionate seating of a hall;
waiting for the symphony;
ticket shuffling and mixing among
bright ladies from Bloomfield,
and a staff of young brothers
support the Botticelli luxury
of their sister, rising from the sea
of Detroit Symphony!
all the jewels of Baudelaire
have become painted statues:
iPhones held by kouroi and kourai,
deep in meditation,
davening over the screens
which glow like alchemical alembics
of Doctor Pretorius degree:
the totems of their technology!
kouroi - Greek young men
kourai - Greek young ladies
davening - to pray and gently rock back and forth
Doctor Pretorius - A type of Faustian doctor, a character in The Bride of Frankenstein, portrayed by Ernst Thesiger . He delivers a toast, "To a new world of gods and monsters."