Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 9, 2017

Riffs~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Riffs

trumpet-goes-wild-SOLD

Unknown Artist

relaxing the ride
out and back
fluid phrases
free-slip in and out
ghosting melody
breathlessly
improvised
grace-notes
hang ornaments
up and down
quicksilver bones
cached in clusters
of chord tones in
rhythmic progressions
with slurred
syncopation
that’s felt by the ears
and heard by the skin

true jazz virtuosos
perform
one-on-one
in a roomful of ones
carry on
closed-eyed
intimate dialogues
with no one
but you

(originally posted November 2013)


Responses

  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!!


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