Thursday, April 22, 2010


napowrimo#22..using the word dizzy from the wordle prompt


making an Afro-Cuban jazz statement
with a spanish tinge
under his beret
and horned rimmed glasses
blowing through his crooked trumpet
with his turbo charged pouched cheeks
gusting up a hurricane
deep from his lungs
syncopated lightning bolts
of be bop
a little scat singing
with plenty of sense


Erin Davis said...

Love it. I can see him and hear him.

flaubert said...

Ooh, I love what you did here! I have been waiting this evening for your post.

Dan Rako said...

That cat sure could blow.

Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought of Dizzy Gillespie! This made me smile. He was a cool cat, a friend was making a documentary about him, and the morning of the night he was in town to play, my friend got a phone call, "Hey, this is Dizzy..."

Anonymous said...

I love this. Made me dizzy reading it.

Derrick said...

Sadly, I'm not a jazz fan but I enjoy it in your poems!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

I wondered how he got his cheeks to blow up so big when he would play. Do you know?

Anonymous said...

You picked the best word of the bunch.

Francis Scudellari said...

Diz is a favorite. I still love watching his old performance clips, and this brought him back to life.