The Sax

Written for The Daily Prompt at WordPress, “Strike a Chord”

In New Orleans, Cannonball Adderly played
the saxophone. I felt alone and lost
in the notes that blued the room.
Beginning of my passion. “Round Midnight”
came out, a film following the life
and music of Dexter Gordon.  I was stung
by the bite of those sounds. Listening
to Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker,
and John Coltrane increased my love
and appreciation for the sultry sounds
of the sax.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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