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Voices of Jazzy

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Voices of Jazzy which was written by poet Connie Gildersleeve. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Voices of Jazzy

A cozy area, not intimidating,
Its basic lights decrease the intensity.
A silence falls across the stage.
The words on paper are silent.
The poet's heart skips a beat,
Then the voices come-

In a medium alto range ivory keys play.
Soft cool jazz with elongated notes
Giving a sultry sound,
An organic-poetry begins
With a beautiful robust tone.
The earthy maturity of his words
Injecting from deep within.
He strips his emotions bare 
Of his heartbreaks, desires and fears.

Simultaneously evolution of
Poetry and jazz merge the two arts-
Rhythm and diction, a powerful jazzy sound.
Imagine the emotions within their minds.
I empathize with their tones of voice,
Leaving me spellbound.



For Giorgio Venetopouios' contest, 'Jazzy Poem'

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  1. Date: 5/28/2013 10:28:00 AM
    Beautiful! Congrats on your win. AO

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/28/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congratulatory comment. Connie
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:27:00 PM
    CONNIE, congrats with your jazzy poem... luv~PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/28/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda thank you for your congrats
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Many Congratulations xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy for your congratulatory comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 2:32:00 AM
    Well done Connie. Congrats.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rick thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Connie: This is wonderful and a marriage of two of my favorite things actually three because I love free verse, also.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Suzanne thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment. It means a lot. Jazz, poetry (free verse/prose), all seem to go well together. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:06:00 PM
    great write Connie.....congrats on your win

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/27/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a wonderful Memorial Day. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:14:00 PM
    this is close to outstanding. One of the very best I have seen created for the contest. Awesome, Connie!!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/10/2013 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for your lovely comment It means a lot. Art in all forms reveals many emotions. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Ive never been to a poetry reading, but its on my list of things to do..soon. thanks for your great poem. BG

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/10/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara make sure you put it on your to-do list. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Wow Connie this is great. You'll do well I'm sure. Rick

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rick thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:21:00 PM
    That sounds so very majestic, a wondrous event to go to! I would love to attend something like that, there's not something like that here where I live! You describe the event so beautifully, I truly loved reading each and every line, so harmonious! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There are many in and around San Francisco and a few in New York and Chicago. I've never went to one but my cousin from California has gone to them. The internet should have online poetry reading, of course it's not like being a live reading. Thanks so much for you lovely comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 4:01:00 PM
    What could be better than these two???? Great job!!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna how true, jazz and poetry reading. My kind of evening. Thanks for your comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I love jazz and you did it justice here nice one Connie, xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie