Monday, April 3, 2017

Jazz Music Poetry

There are two things being celebrated all month of April that I really love. The first is poetry. It is National Poetry month and I both love poetry and am a poet.

 It is also Jazz Appreciation Month and I love jazz and am also a singer who enjoys singing jazz or adding a tinge of jazziness to a tune.

Writing The 
Jazz In

MY writing plan this month is to challenge myself somewhat in the way that I have seen others done; from A to Z; one letter per day of the month, everyday through April, except Sundays, 
but in a jazz poetry 
type of way.

Today is the third and I missed the first and this is the AB portion of my month long writing journey. 
Which takes us to Anita Baker and her beautiful song that gave me the courage to want to share my passion with you today.

Anita Baker

I am "Caught up in the Rapture" of love for the music;
you know why?

Because "music comes from an icicle as it melts, 
to live again as spring water," or as the trees that grow back their leaves after they went bald and the winter cold left their greenery receding [Henry Williamson].


Our body is made up of 85% of water. We need eight glasses of water a day to stay healthily hydrated. Just 8 minutes of music a day can give you positive energy for the day. 

Caffeine eliminates two glasses of water per 8oz cup. Every cup we have featuring caffeine, add two extra glasses of water to your daily recommended value for your body to function properly and avoid ailments from the residue that piles up in our colon. The recommended value of listening to music is at least one song. I can't count on just one hand, how many times I listened to an inspirational tune that just encouraged me to keep hold of that mustard seed. One song can make a difference to your day. 


Music flows like water, which is my favorite drink, and also such an energizing wonder of the world that by mere touch, can change your life and can remove mountains. Water refreshes. Music refreshes. 




Music is medicinal; like a psychiatrist to calm your crazy. I am crazy in love with music. I am also crazy to think that the one so busy that they are the first one to clock out of Facebook with a done, might be with time to actually not be too "Caught Up in the Rapture" to enjoy a moment of jazzed up music. 



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But who am I?



I am a vocalist and music springs in my heart like the seeds after April showers standing to face the sun. I experience the fever that no tea or pill seems to cure. But I get on the stage and sing a tune and all of a sudden, I magnetize energy and it comes and slams open my door. 

  
I Sing Because . . .


 I think I have the spring fever for singing.
It is the substance giving me this natural high
I am experiencing.  
Maybe the beam of the summer sun will tame 
this crazy love from 
wildly sprouting in me. Or maybe not. 


Speaking of singing . . . 


if you have not seen the movie Sing yet, you should. Such a great movie. Singers should definitely take the time to look at it to see what they are talking about as far as music is concerned. It is a movie that can be enjoyed by all ages and will keep you engaged. I loved it and so many around me raved because it resonated. Anyway, enough of me babbling away.




Order the special edition DVD and add it to your collection today! 


Disclosure: I was not hired to write about or to promote the movie being discussed in this blog post. I am however, an affiliate of Amazon.com and will be compensated, should you click on link to their store and purchase this product. 

19 comments:

  1. I am excited to see the movie SING. I got to see it when it first arrived but now want o see it again. I also love Jazz. my son plays in a Jazz band. Such great music.

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    1. Yeah it was such a great movie. Well written.

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  2. I didn't realize caffeine increased the need for even more water. Yikes! I saw SING and it was so much fun!

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    1. Yeah. so true. And yet, I drink more coffee than I should.

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  3. The A to Z challenge sounds like it will be tough but very rewarding. We haven't seen SING yet but it looks fun!

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    1. Yeah! I want to write more. I think it would be beneficial to bettering my passion.

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  4. Sing for spring fever! Sing like the spring birds. Who can blame you? The weather is awesome (at least in Florida). I didn't realize that it was Jazz appreciation month. Even more reason to listen to my faves!

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    1. Yes! I love to. The weather is getting a whole lot better and I love it. Oh you're in Florida. Nice! Yeah girl. Jazz Appreciation month.

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  5. I haven't seen sing, but I'm excited to! Looks so cute. Also, I love how you describe why you do what you do!

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    1. Thank you Nikki. Yeah Sing is a really good movie. I enjoyed it at the theatre and then at home on DVD. Enjoyable!

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  6. I love your poem and I love this movie! Keep writing, you truly have a gift.

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  7. Thanks for sharing,I didn't know that it was Jazz and Poetry month. I have been wanting to see Sing, it looks like a cute movie.

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  8. My husband is a poet so Poetry Month is pretty much every month in our house! I had no idea it was also Jazz Month but I'm looking forward to following your posts!

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  9. I love poetry and went back to college as an adult as an English major. I truly fell in love with poetry and it is so refreshing to know there is a month dedicated to it.

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  10. I haven't seen this movie yet but it looks great! Also, I love your poem. Poetry is so relaxing and a great way to express yourself.

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  11. I like the idea of choosing something to write about each day starting with a different letter. I think that can really get you to think about things differently. You are so talented with words, it will be amazing to see!

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  12. I feel the same way you do about signing about making things with my hands. Some days I start out with a purpose, but most days I just enjoy the process. It makes me feel energized and motivated to tackle the rest of the things the day throws at me.

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  13. Love your writing plan for this month! Looks like a great way to challenge yourself. :)

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