Posts tagged “jazz poetry”

Literature

Poetry by Samantha Noll

Impromptu Blues

The bass player was out of synch
tonight while the singer was on fire.

But she had to wait while he shuffled
through page after page of music;

the drummer tap tap tapped his drum
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Literature

Poetry by Dale Craven

BLUES AT SUNRISE

Sunrise Thinking of you
Slowly rising from sleep
All my thoughts irrational
Waking dreams

Farewell
To daft wishing
And hopes of one true love
All I’ve known and seen before
Fades away
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Literature

Poetry by Mark J. Mitchell

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE: THE APOTHEOSIS OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS

It’s light on silver-black and white,

Grainy footage of a smoky room,

A woman at the keys. A spotlight

As perfectly round as the moon

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Literature

Poetry by Elizabeth Swados

Music

Does god play the ribs of a starving infant
In the Sudan like the kalimbe you
Can buy in the gift shop in the airport
Where tourists, doctors, murderers come and go
And we know nothing of their destinations or their
Motivations? Does god play on the bald head
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Literature

Poetry by Joe Ferguson

At the Mission

Yeah…

It was just another day at the mission.

The bums, smelling like the seats of their pants

Were stacked like a roll of wooden nickels

Under a sky with mixed feelings.

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