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The Harlem Renaissance

A lone trumpeter stands
On a darkened stage
To fervent applause
Before he plays

Suddenly a sound
Blasts from his horn
The audience cheers
And jazz music is born

Down on the floor
The dancing begins
The stage lights up
And the crowd grins

The band leader sings
Scatting and prancing
The notes warm the soul –
Speak of love and romancing

Together it grows
And the writing starts,
Artists and singers
With jazz –
Beating in their hearts



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RainyWriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Oooooh! I could practically hear the snappinig of people's fingers and just the great time everyone is having. It's a nice change from the generally abstract, emotional pieces put up on here. Nice!

    Haha! forgottenpenname! Yup. WriteIt buddy!

 
ShadesOfPale said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 9:22 am
I bet that your teacher loved it!!! Because, I did!
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm
This was actually a really good poem!! i wrote one about the harlem renaissance too that im waiting to get approved so i can see where your coming from!!
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 11:37 am
very very good, i didn't even see the rhyming until the end because it was so natural and great!
 
JoetheBlanc said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 11:36 am
very great poem, capturing the revelry of music! the only place where i see a small inconsistency is the 3rd stanza, on the last line. it seems it's missing a syllable? though that could just be the way i read it. 
 
littlebrownpet said...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:28 am
Amazing poem! Keep writing! :)
 
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