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The Harlem Renaissance

April 24, 2010
By forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

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

The author's comments:
I wrote this for English class this past week.

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on Oct. 3 2010 at 9:19 pm
RainyWriter GOLD, Redmond, Washington
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Only the smart, talented, amazing, and insane are remembered in history.

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!

on Jun. 17 2010 at 9:22 am
ShadesOfPale SILVER, Williamsburg, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Don't go a day being with someone that you CAN live without.

I bet that your teacher loved it!!! Because, I did!

on Jun. 16 2010 at 9:46 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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!!

on Jun. 16 2010 at 11:37 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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very very good, i didn't even see the rhyming until the end because it was so natural and great!

on Jun. 15 2010 at 11:36 am
JoetheBlanc GOLD, Roswell, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"the shadow proves the sunshine!"

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. 

on Jun. 3 2010 at 1:28 am
littlebrownpet PLATINUM, Pune, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

Amazing poem! Keep writing! :)