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James A. Emanuel - Jazzanatomy

snails, jails, rails, tails, males, females,
snow-white      cotton bales.

Knee-bone, thigh, hip-bone.
Jazz slips you percussion bone
classified "unknown."

Slick lizard rhythms,
cigar-smoke tunes, straight-gin sky
laced with double moons.

Second-chance rhythms,
don't-give-up riffs: jazz gets HIGH
off can'ts, buts, and ifs.


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Poet: James A. Emanuel
Poem: Jazzanatomy
Volume: Jazz From the Haiku King
Year: Published/Written in 1999

Comment 6 of 6, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

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crorkz matz from Mauritania
Comment 5 of 6, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 3:53 PM.

pOF2VP Enjoyed every bit of your blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.

crorkz from Luxembourg
Comment 4 of 6, added on February 15th, 2011 at 2:03 PM.

This is an awesome poem! I love it!

Chachii Bby from United States

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