If DH chose a musical instrument, surely he would pick a sax? I wrote this unofficially for the 2018 Clarinet and Saxophone Society and put in on Instagram. It looks like there might be some research in Lawrence and jazz.
DH Lawrence’s Horn
He liked the feel of it in his mouth
He liked the sassiness of its sound
He liked its curves, its brassiness
And its perfectly shaped bell.
It wasn’t him to fiddle or flaunt
He’d have honked and horned
His flutter tonguing was perfect
As was his slap.