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'