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Between the Notes |Welcome to a new friend: Jazzybeatchick

Between the Notes

[Terry: I suspect that the final word in “Push Back the Catastophes” is a typo but I know a whole LOT of people who are… well, read it.}

Jazzybeatchick

Bio: I love to take literary snapshots of the spaces that have filled my life. Jazz has functioned as a communal bond, ritual and form of social interaction. It has become more than just sounds. It has become a way of living in this world.

Jazz has never been about music, it is the touchstone of modern cultural imagination, archiving mythical images and an aesthetic paradigm for new modes of writing, seeing, hearing and moving. I like to use the improvisational elements of jazz that I have experienced to develop different creative literary tapestry that uses all sensory input.

When I was 18, my dad arranged for me to work as a research/ writer intern on an ABC-TV Emmy-winning television documentary special on Jazz Music in 1972. I was assigned segments that focused on Big Band sound and Bebop.

I discovered that the jazz tradition has stood up against the backdrop of racial strife, language, class and gender issues which is defined in literature and criticism for over 75 years in America.

I have always had a fascination with creating works that would allow me to blend sound with words and abstract art. It is my desire to create a mosaic sensory experience using imagination, audio and visual experiences that are filled with the richness of childhood memories that shaped and inspired my thoughts.

Please be advised that my blog new address is:  http://jazzybeatchick.com I have at least 200 posts ready to be read…See you there!

via About | Between the Notes.

Note #48 PUSH BACK THE CATASTROPHES

Written by Jayne Cortez

PUSH BACK THE CATASTROPHES

Written by Jayne Cortez
I don’t want a drought to feed on itself
through the tattooed holes in my belly
I don’t want a spectacular desert of
charred stems & rabbit hairs
in my throat of accumulated matter
I don t want to burn and cut through the forest
like a greedy mercenary drilling into
sugar cane of the bones
Push back the advancing sands
the polluted sewage
the dust demons the dying timber
the upper atmosphere of nitrogen
push back the catastrophes
Enough of the missiles
the submarines
the aircraft carriers
the biological weapons
No more sickness sadness poverty
exploitation destabilization
illiteracy and bombing
Let’s move toward peace
toward equality and justice
that’s what I want
To breathe clean air
to drink pure water to plant new crops
to soak up the rain to wash off the stink
to hold this body and soul together in peace
that’s it
Push back the catastrophers

Click here for the original

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“Inner Space” by Jazzybeatchick


Space
Between the notes
Music
 
Ocean
Flowing to the universe
A vessel
 
Fireflies
Signaling their place
Alight
 
Space
In the rainforest
Kaleidoscope of life
 
Space
Embracing an open heart
Echoes love
 
Space
After a perfect storm
Leaving the wake of serenity
Calmer
 
Dew kissed water lilies of words
Memories glistening
To your soul
 
Space 
Cascading dreams
Bonafides of change
 
Riffs
Improvising rhythm & cadence
Space
 
Space
Melding friends
Tethered souls
 
A heart’s smile
Healing deep within
You
Space…
 

© Copyright 2012 Jazzybeatchick. All Rights Reserved

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One response

  1. Welcome Jazzybeatchick, great poems introducing a new member on Terry´s blog….
    “Inner space” is beautiful indeed….

    Cheers Aquileana 😉

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