ANTON KARAS 1906 - 1985
On the loom of his zither
his fingers dance to the tapestry of music
hither and thither
as spells combine with cigarette smoke
and Austrian wine
to the delight of frau and fraulein.
He weaves on his endless train of dreams
cowbells, sweeping hills
cobbles and sewers where Harry Lime
met Orson Welles.
Karas became a reluctant star
performing to royals
preferring to play in his local bar. .