THE SOUND OF GREAT SURPRISE

THE SOUND OF GREAT SURPRISE

Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

Houses:

Details

Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

Houses:

Summary

a tribute to jazz
Share :
Twitter

Summary

a tribute to jazz

Content

Submitted: January 28, 2013

A A A | A A A

Content

Submitted: January 28, 2013

A A A

A A A


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
 
 


© Copyright 2017 moonphish. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

Comments

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

The Booksie 2017 Poetry Competition

Booksie Popular Content

Other Content by moonphish

WIND CHIMES

Poem / Poetry

CARRIED TO THE PEAK

Poem / Poetry

COLORS

Poem / Poetry

Popular Tags