A Poet Who Loves To Sing ....AlvesHolmes


Jazz - Poem by A Poet Who Loves To Sing ....AlvesHolmes

She calls him jazz
Because he is the music
Her heart hears...
Like the slow rippling
Of a trombone,
Deep and mellow.
Sometimes, gentle like Duke's piano,
When he plays 'Mood Indigo', lingering forever.
Jazz is what she hears when he whispers
Her name, sweet and low,
Like a lonesome saxophone's
High notes, wrapping around her
Like his arms.
There was never a sound as mellow
as the soft echo of his breath
In her ears...
Jazz she calls him,
Because, jazz he is.

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  • (11/29/2008 9:10:00 AM)


    It is a happy coincidence my reading this today. Yesterday I was reading about jazz in the Encyclopedia. I was amazed at how many different types or moods of jazz there were: bebop or bop, blues, ragtime, swing, cool jazz, boogie-woogie, and fusion jazz plus a lot of other unamed renditions by various very gifted musicians. Your poem includes a lot of various musical instruments. Before 1950 the eight basic instruments of jazz were trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. All of this helps fill out the real meaning of your poem. Very will done.

    My favorite is 'Maple Leaf Rag' by Scott Joplin.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 28, 2008



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