Tag Archives: jazz age

End of an Era

I always felt she epitomised the end of an era Like a queen surveying her own jazz age She was born out of time A moment too late Like an exclamation mark to remind us of former days that never … Continue reading

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Tuxedo Nights

I no longer yearn for tuxedo nights Glamour holds no sway on me Visceral hunger for elegantry Is frozen as a winter strewn lake I would no longer hold Gatsby’s hand Give him shelter in the jazz age Swinging softly … Continue reading

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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful creatures Dance until dawn Lights in pergolas Night shadowed lawn One sole wallflower Pale and forlorn One single waltz Would see her reborn Beautiful creatures Canapes and wine Jasmine soaked air Ivy entwined See all the gods here Fallen … Continue reading

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Dark Moon Water

Dark moon water on cobblestones Coloured faces like the light Passing through a jazz drenched scene Disappearing in the night A solo saxophonist Croons a gentle, mournful cry As partners in a strange parade Join their hands and pass him by … Continue reading

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