What a Feelin’ (copyrighted 2014)

What a Feelin’!

Man oh man, that jazz feelin’!

That all too cool sax, notes a’wheelin’ and whirling

The swirling revelry of the trumpet bumpin’ off the Richter scale

That drum a’thumpin’ with essence of folk tales from African travails

Turned to rhythmic mirth birthed in Congo Square

To share with the Earth

Smooth sounds made for dancin’ down the blues,

These typhoon tunes are waxin’ eloquent in a joint for mellow ladies and gents

Rolling on that Blue Train, writin’ a dear John letter to the man ticklin’ ivory

With my spellin’ pen adressin’ it to Ellington, doesn’t get much better to me!

Chet’s goin’ to my head laid back

Shoulders slack, eyes closed to the ceilin’s face

My foot’s flappin’ and jumpin’ in pace

With Montgomery’s genius beat

And oh the thumpin’ of bass

In this place, happenin’ – my fingers tappin’ – man, I’m snappin’ ‘em

Bebopin’ hot like a Scot Joplin – my feet hoppin’ – man, that pulse is poppin’

Spinin’ off into chromatic rhapsody in rapture to capture human livin’

Sporadic, rapidly, sometimes nomadic but passionate – the music’s tight, just imagine it!

Try to Count those Bases right, those scaffolding phases in action lift!

Man oh man, what a jazz feelin’

It’s just got that swing, its just got that thing

That cools whatever broodin’ mood in tunes so good

For healin’ the soul and we’re destined to go

Miles Ahead on track in phrasin’ a’dazin’

Theloniously harmonious with a Monk type’o’funk

And I keep sippin’ and dippin’ in Davis’ richest Brew

In this musical oasis, imbibin’ a cup’o’Joe Pass

Through ears brand new, steady on my way

This Chick’s goin’ for a jazz fix, for kicks to Corea

Breezin’ in first class , look at ‘em blow!

And whoa, gung ho go those quick tricks!

Man oh man, what a show!

So I’ll have to tip my Kangol hat, my Fedora brim with farewell slang,“Ta ta”

As I listen to those cats scat, on an explorin’ whim, doin’ that thang “Ooh la la”

See ya soon just be’Koz that jazz solves everything

When you’re rockin’ and reelin’ with that trot walkin’ vibe oh so alive

So easy, so breezy, my eyes closed to the ceilin’

Man oh man, what a feelin’

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Asha Gowan

I am an aspiring poet, novelist, musician, visual artist, and a die hard jazz enthusiast (partial to writing). I did not have a choice in the matter as both of my parents are creative to the core. Van Gogh beautifully painted the artist's portrait with his words: "The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others." I've made that ideal the primary catalyst for my work. Born as one of nature's esthetes, beauty is the goal of every song, every poem, every piece of art. Beauty that will touch the hearts and minds of others. I try to design my art to be healing and empathetic. I study and find intriguing people of all kinds, which informs a lot of my insights. I've drawn inspiration on the art of positivity, of spiritual uplifting from writers like Throeau, John Muir, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), the psalmist David, etc. Seeking a unique verve in my style, I make thorough investigations of all sorts of art and challenge myself to the hilt for the growth of my ingenuity. I am eager to share my musings with everyone here and wish to disseminate them. Thank you!

One thought on “What a Feelin’ (copyrighted 2014)”

  1. This poem has a definite rhythm…it has to be read relatively quickly, preferably out loud, in order for it not to sound disjointed. Lol It’s more like a rap I guess…although that was not my intention.

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