– Jazz Man and Views –
brother believe in your silver-spangled skill-set
stand on the shore, survey the scene
let your guitar sing, reverberate those rhythms
play it again boy, play it with ease
brother believe in your power and your glory
step all aboard, anchors set free
dive into those oceans, manipulate that music
play it all night boy, play with the breeze
brother believe, bring back your tall tales
return to the harbour, head held high
hold fast to the memories, they’ll last you a lifetime
play with your youth boy, play and believe.
This is in honour of my young brother Doug, who sets off today for Barcelona and beyond, playing his guitar and delighting cruise passengers aplenty. He’s a jazz muso, so this fits perfectly. Dead proud of you little bro, dead proud.
Thank you, dVerse for the timely inspiration. Enjoy many, many more jazz-inspired poems here.
28 thoughts on “Jazz Man & Views – dVerse Jazz Poetry”
Great words! I hope your brother gets to read them.
Great piece Freya, lots of rhythms within the poem, and alliterations. Go Freya’s brother.
hey best wishes to your brother and i can hear your heard in the words…pretty cool that he will be playing music as well…that is quite the dream….
Thank you, Brian. Yes, pretty cool indeed. I really enjoyed writing this, and it flowed from my fingertips like a dream!
I enjoyed your poem in honor of your brother,What a gig, he sure sounds like one lucky guy !! I wish him all the best !!
He certainly is! Lots of hard work, dedication and quiet determination has got him there. I’m glad you enjoyed my tribute 🙂
Freya – beautiful poem! Wish your brother all the best for me!!
Thank you, Bryan! Will do 🙂
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for your brother. I wish him success!
It is indeed – thank you! 🙂
Hope all the best for your brother… great tribute.. and such fun to see you here 🙂
Thank you, Bjorn! It’s fun to be here – thank you for the welcome 🙂
Awesome write! You captured love, laughter, music, and beauty so completely here. This is a prize and one I’ll bookmark. Kudos!
Thank you so much, Gay. It was perfect timing for the inspiration, so I think that have me the nudge to let rip. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much! 🙂
And more hard work, dedication and quiet determination will keep him there and only push him upward. Inspiration begets inspiration. Your brother should be just fine.
You’re absolutely right. And he has all of that in spades. I know he’ll be fine too 🙂
What a wonderful opportunity your brother has! I liked very much the repetition of the words “Brother believe.”
Thank you, Mary. Yes, it’s an amazing opportunity for him. I’m glad you liked the repetition – it seemed right to me.
Really jazzy feel to this … hope your brother reads it. Love ❤
Thank you, Passion Poet! It’s in his inbox 🙂
oh nice..first…barcelona is cool..been there last year and hey..your bro can be happy to have a sister who is encouraging him big time here…very nice…all the best for him
I’m so pleased you enjoyed it! He’s a star in my eyes 🙂
A great poem, added coolness factor that you wrote it for your brother who plays jazz! Wow!
Thank you! Yes, my brother is coolness personified, so it’s great to borrow some of that 🙂
I hope your brother reads this ~ Love the jazzy beat,positive vibes and refraining lines ~ Proud sister, your poem is a gem ~
Thank you, Heaven. I’ve sent it to him, so he will, eventually 🙂