Nocturne
[ Issue 12 ]

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Nocturne

The poem Nocturne by Bet Briggs was inspired by hearing some quiet jazz piano playing late at night.

Warm, vibrant tones, deep as the dark

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Nocturne
[ From Her Poems for Azimuth
after Hearing Clare Hanssonís Jazz Composition
Breathe Through Ivory (from Azimuth) ] 
ó Bet Briggs

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Heard late in solitude
in the cathedral of night
a serene concord:
on ivory an elegy of bells,
from strings long drawn by the bow:
warm, vibrant tones,
deep as the dark:
this gentle nocturne falls
like a benediction
on my aching heart.

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