Please don't be offended. It's late andI'm a goofball.
Today my daughter said to me, "Daddy, I think you should give at least one of your dulcimers a boy's name. They can't all be girls." (Let's see, Rosa, Queenie, Lucinda, well she's a tomboy . . . )
If she were older, I might have responded, "But the curves, honey, the curves are just so . . . so . . .voluptuous and alluring."
And whoever said"Dragonfly" was a girl anyway?
And she named her dulcimer (an Eedy Beede with dolphin sound holes) Splash! A splash ain't got no gender, does it?
Among those of you who name your dulcimers, haveyou chosen malenames, female names, or a combination? Has anyone stuck to those gender-neutralnames likeCarmen, Pat, Chris, or Alex?
Guitars have always been hermaphroditic, with a female body and a phallic neck. What about dulcimers? (And don't ge me started on trombones!)
Dusty T., Northern California
Ain't no money in poetry; that's what sets the poet free.
I've had all the freedom I can stand.
-- Guy Clark
updated by @dusty-turtle: 01/14/16 05:57:05AM