Seducing The Jazz Butterfly

Seducing The Jazz Butterfly

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A poem about jazz.



"Seducing The

Jazz Butterfly"

Sax, how you

Float up and down

Zigzagging through

Your high squeaky notes

And sultry throaty tones,

Slyly caressing

My silky flesh

Buttons nightly.



You spread

My bejeweled and

 Speckled  wings open,

Pensively peering into the hollow

Mystic caverns of my

Melancholy soul.


Oh, how well

You know me,

Discovering more

Each twilight melody

You magically produce.


With the wandering smooth palm

Of your steady hand,

You seduce me discreetly

In front of a smokey

Crowded room.


Your trilling rhapsody

Lifts me up with such electric elation 

To soar and peak in the

Twinkling celestial

Skies high above.


Yet so quickly,

Your intoxicating low

Staccato beat

Stomps me out,

Like the butt of a used



Each jazzy encore

My zealous wings

Flutter back for more,

They're addicted to your

Smoldering night heat.


© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
I'm addicted to live jazz. I'm not sure about the title. I'm still tweaking this one.

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I agree with your poem. I was station in Texas. I went to downtown Austin and I heard the old timer jazz singers. I could listen to their music and old voices. Thank you for your powerful poem. Took me to a good place. I listen to my jazz on you tube now. Thank you for the excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

good one. you are a different kind of writer. selecting jazz as a subject of poem that's creativity. good work

Posted 9 Years Ago

Still love with your poetry. Like how it flowed almost timed to music.

Posted 9 Years Ago

More like, moth to a flame? ;)

Posted 9 Years Ago

music is an art and so is this piece.
Excellent write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is very well portrayed. I liked the style and upbeat flow. Great read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

wow you had me at slyly caressing. great lines and use of language. The imagery is just POW! well done i enjoyed it. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Your last stanza feels kind of blusey, I really enjoyed this. Wonderful words of jazzy feelings...xo

Posted 9 Years Ago

Oh, deep write...Amazing imagery in this poem... :)))
Just wondering why the first ---"---- is color green, haha... :)))

Posted 9 Years Ago

A sattirical and altogether funny aproach to word play and fierce intelect, well done, a great read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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42 Reviews
Added on September 1, 2010
Last Updated on August 20, 2011
Tags: Jazz, Romance, Love, Dance, Blues


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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