the louis armstrong jass pome ala swing

i’m gonna blow gabriel out of the clouds
it’s a God given gift
wearing the star of David
cause ma’am you were good to me

where every building is
a university
but all i need is the lincoln gardens
with mr.joe oliver- my home
and university professor

me from the hallway
to balance the sound
the band makes, chimes blues
horn to the recorder to the
wax record
we instinctively make what
jass is gonna be for the
next 5 centuries

they heard me from a river boat
and 1,000 women in n.y
fell to the sexual sounds of what
jazz was to be

short of bach
what i’m playin is so
sophisticated and abstract
the world is going to become a myth
and the kids are gonna want
to be students

i’m gonna blow gabriel out of the clouds
with my new orleans punch and bounce
travel with the weeping angels
into swing, then
lead band duets into personal
you’ve never heard
cuz there’s a spiritual light in
my sound and
what i’m playin’
is a God given


About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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