Master of Drums
Stabroek News
March 28, 2003

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Suited bright
ancestral white.

Snap of snare-drums
brushed cymbals
heralded his presence
leading any band
regardless of leader.
"I am heart-beat
rhythms always rule"-
childhood to farewell march.

Drums were
some said
loud noise.
Others relished flights
of shattered sticks
never breaking
hands-focused time hands.

Art Broomes
colourful in white,
past master.

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