Chet Is There.

I look up into the night sky,

The moon looks down on me,

Its wonder and beauty there for me,

For me to enjoy with love.

I look passed it and see a star,

A star so full of wonder.

As I look at it I hear music,

A trumpet sounds

Blowing a sweet melancholic sound

That goes straight to my heart.

I then know he is there,

The star I am looking at is his.

He brings so much joy to me

When I listen to him.

He is no longer with us,

No longer on this earth

But I know he is there

As I look at his star in the sky

And his sound echoes within me.

I know that he will be with me,

Be with me all my life,

Chet will always be with me.


  • Saxon Crow

    Happy anniversary Chet

  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold.

  • Teddy.15

    Awe, such a beautiful poem. 💖

    • Goldfinch60

      Most kind Teddy, thank you,


    • Neville

      a splendid and most fitting dedication and tribute all rolled into one ...... N

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Neville, much appreciated.


      • L. B. Mek

        Beautiful dedication! thanks Andy
        Miles and Chet's, 'At last'
        is one of my favourites, at the end of a long week:

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Mek, and also thank you for showing me a song I had not heard before - I thought I had heard all of Chet's and Miles' recordings.


        • Rocky Lagou

          R.I.P Chet. He'll trumpet all night long and whisper us to bed

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Rocky, he certainly will.


          • dusk arising

            Chet lived an amazing life that was tortured by his drug addiction. His music speaks for itself but to me the most amazing things about him are the obstacles he overcame to rise to the absolute heights of his career.
            And then there is his singing voice which in his advancing years took on a meloncholy grittyness. Pathos which reaches deep into one's own blue places.

            • Goldfinch60

              So true d a, I have read his biography and seen a play about him. A truly great jazzer.


            • Bella Shepard

              It is truly amazing what music can invoke in us. A favorite artist or song can take us to a wonderful place of peace, memory, that can give us solace and make us smile. I know that you will be smiling for many years to come with wonderful music in your heart. A lovely homage.

              • Goldfinch60

                So very kind Bella ans much appreciated.


              • Rozina

                Wonderful jazz musician and a fitting tribute to him in your poetic lines.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you for your kind words Rozina.


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