Art by Ze Otavio

"...Young and old as a whole
Those who know jazz is prose
And how it goes and is going to be
Me, us, we, free..."
— The Last Poets, "Jazzoetry"

Said jazz —
Stardust —
Had more than
Magic to meld
Every soul.

Jazz — basically crownless…

Syllabic Poetry|Culminating 30

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

The road
Signs, freedom
Is a
Of destiny
Of spirits
Known and unknown
Meeting the beating
Drums of our past —
Opening the gate
To another new day
Of life in the folds —
Dancing with ancestors
Conversing with the elders
As we brave the spectrum
Of an ever-changing staff
In pursuit of the thirteenth note
And the twenty-seventh man
Who signifies the…

A Myriad of Form(s)

Photo by Viktor Nikolaienko on Unsplash


The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. The form expresses much and suggests more in the fewest possible words.


Haiku began in…

Michael Hall

#21stcenturygrio | with imagination as my 6th sense and soul as my quintessence, I am an alchemist of prosody |

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