Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer

the room darkened
with only wax tapers
to shed light on the corner stage
an ivory tickler seated
in front of his music maker

silhouettes holding cancer sticks
seated at tiny tables
images hazy through
the billowy cloud
of secondhand smoke

the slow riff commanded silence
as the cool cat slipped into his alter ego
allowing the music
to consume his soul
and the words speak volumes

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Grace is hosting D’Verse and wants us to ‘play with words’

  16 comments for “Jazz Singer

  1. March 24, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Lovely piece✨🌻

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Jude ☺️💕

      • March 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

        My pleasure.

  2. March 24, 2023 at 6:22 am

    So well-described–I almost felt like I was there (ignoring the smoke), but waiting with the ivory tickler and then immersed in sound with the cool cat.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 8:17 am

      Thank you so much Merril. Im so happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • March 24, 2023 at 10:11 am

        You’re welcome, Christine!

  3. March 24, 2023 at 2:26 am

    “ivory tickler” made me chuckle! Made me think of Tom & Jerry! 😃

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 8:16 am

      Lol 🤣🤣🤣

  4. March 23, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Christina, this is fabulous. I would love to share this poem on Songshine Sounds an upcoming Saturday perhaps with a bit of jazz. Let me know if I could have your permission to share your work. I would be sure to link to your site, and add any bio you’d like.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 8:14 am

      Thank you so much K. Sure you can share it. What fun and all that jazz! ☺️ 🎶 🎵

      • March 25, 2023 at 9:14 pm

        Wonderful. I will have it in rotation for next week. Thanks so much.

  5. March 23, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    Wow! Excellent poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Sadje. I really appreciate it ☺️💕

      • March 24, 2023 at 8:47 am

        You’re most welcome

  6. March 23, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    That must be some amazing music from the cool cat. I can enjoy the music but not the secondhand smoke though. Thanks for joining in.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

      Thanks Grace! ☺️💕

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