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Poetry By: moonphish

a tribute to jazz

Submitted:Jan 29, 2013    Reads: 7    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   

when i was young, i really loved

the fourth day of july
the fireworks, so spectacular
would seem to split the sky
the thump and escalation
then a short dramatic pause
then shapes of hues exploding
to the cries of oohs and ahs
since then, i've loved a mystery
the feeling of suspense
i feel the same excitement
in the jazz experience
the curlicues of rhythm
let the eardrums fantasize
the spin of jazz unwinding
is the sound of great surprise
you're climbing down a rabbit hole
with many turns and twists
the music is a living thing
that in your mind exists
you think it's going to the left
then to the right, it darts
and never seems to finish
in the same place that it starts
it's like a snake that undulates
a swaying back and forth
a trail of notes due south
collide with others moving north
the wonder of this journey
is a treat to tantalize
the spin of jazz unwinding
is the sound of great surprise


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