Jazz was Born.

The room was awash,

Awash with people.

They had come to hear,

To hear the band,

And here they were,

Just the three of them.

Only three!

They started and my smile came,

The smile that stayed with me,

With me all the evening.

Their music sent rapture,

Rapture to all.

Their playing enthralled us,

The applause rang out,

Rang out time and time again.

A fourth joined them,

The lady sang the blues,

Her voice so easy on the ear,

No effort did she show.

As with all of them

Playing and singing was their life.

We were amazed,

Where did the time go?

They were walking off stage,

It seemed they had just started,

But no two hours of jazz,

Jazz of the twenties and thirties,

Had transported me back,

Back to that time,

That time when jazz was born.


  • orchidee

    A fine write G!

  • Michael Edwards

    Great stuff - it really does make me want to go along to a jazz concert - haven't been to one for years.

    • Goldfinch60

      There are some terrific local Jazzers around, as I said my wife and I go every month. Thank you Michael.

      • Michael Edwards

        Just found them on You Tube and their own website - they sound superb

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      • Lizzy Renee

        Wow! such wording! 🙂

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Lizzy much appreciated.

        • Tony36

          Great write

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks Tony.

            • Tony36


            • WriteBeLight

              Glad you enjoyed the show as I can easily tell in your uplifting and jazzy write Goldfinch!

              • Goldfinch60

                Jazz is tops, after classical that is. Thanks WBL.

              • Mandi

                I Love it ❤

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks Mandi, much appreciated.

                • Jane Frye

                  Like your style. Good subject too.

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