Black Poetry : Jazz Stanzas

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  1. tichaona

    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    Jazz Stanzas

    The wolves may huff and puff
    but they still ain’t got nothing on Dizzy.
    Apple sized cheeks
    and a sound coming out just as sweet
    as the juice.

    Come with me and take a view
    of the lady from baltimore
    with the sanitizing stench of bleach on her
    from scrubbing those **** white steps.
    From lady’s maid to lady day
    from the whorehouse to
    covering the waterfront
    until finally
    it was heroin, not her man
    that had lady singing the blues.

    A trumpeter walks in front of a horse
    leading a perennial funeral procession for you.
    That’s the image that comes to mind
    when I think of you.
    Your smile derided.
    Your character declared a caricature
    but Ghana loved you.
    You were pops to the world.

    In a mining township
    a hundred miles from Johannesburg
    exposed to jazz and traditional music
    a horn player was growing up.
    In a mining township
    it seems like it would be impossible
    to graze in the grass
    but, somehow, he did.

    And now, it is said
    we don’t love the music.
    Our faces are not in the audiences
    of those who carry it on.
    Our dollars aren’t spent on it.
    We have allowed it to leave
    and because of that
    it no longer belongs to us.

    But this is simply not true.
     
  2. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice flow..Like how you brought up alot of Jazz artists..and the point was clean cut. Thanks :jump:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was wonderful lovin how it was done
    keep flowin
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Simply Delicious ma. I'm a big fan of Jazz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. tichaona

    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all. I too like jazz, obviously, and i thought, well, girl, pay homage to some of the artists.
     
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    NICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEE
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very nice enjoyed this vibe....Angel
     
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    Girl... sing that torch song for JAZZ

    This one's close to my heart! :rolleyes:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The images here were rich and thick, glad I was able to come with you and partake in this rhythmic vision.
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i loved it...
    as long as creative energies like you
    hold up...the masakelas,holidays, louies, monks,coltraines, etc...
    it will never be true...that we don't love
    and give them there due..

    play on....play........the music
     
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