Jaipur, India 3/16/2017

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boom bop dance music echoes off the hotel walls
three day wedding celebration across the courtyard bumping
colored lights strung all up down the building
painted horses wait in the wings
festival sounds & colors
the dogs bark out the beats
as a fusillade of fireworks takes to the star-crossed sky
& the marching band implodes

 

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 across the way a twenty piece big brass band
unleashes an aural assault on the evening’s alleyways
musician dressed in regal crimson with golden turbans
burst forth in song with trumpets, trombones,
french horns & tubas
the timbales & bass drum boom along
with one lone trumpet leading the charge
squeals & peels of notes cascading
the lower brass responds to the call
song after song
march after march
drum breaks
horn solos
fireworks explode in the starry night
while the building blinks in neon flashing light
a wedding party
third night going
replete with silver bedazzled horse drawn carriages
and guests in plastic chairs along the alleyway
boom go the fireworks
bursting the sky
the band plays on

 

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3.

take a bicycle taxi to Mac D
through the bumpy dirty streets of jaipur
aloo tiki combo w/ fries & a drink
like a falafel kind of, with white salad & lettuce
buy some extras for the beggar ladies & their kids out side
top it off with a brownie sundae
catch a bicycle taxi back to singhdwar gate
kick it round the ‘hood

 

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