Summitin’

Don’t juke me babe
but join me
later.. jazzin’
at the club down by the corner;
let your hair down
and sway your hips with me:

let’s by the moon be wild —
be wilder still,
while summer-dawn arrives
to the summit of ourselves.

Hot Jazz
Franz Kline

Today we return from the two week summer-break celebrating dVerse 10 year anniversary. We start out with a Quadrille, our own little creation we run every second week. The idea is to do a poem of 44 words exactly that also include one given word.

Today the word is juke, which is a word not much in use. I only knew it for it’s use in jukebox which in turn comes from it’s use as the name for a joint where you do drinkin’ and dancin’. It can also be used as a synonym for fakin’ out, which is the meaning I tried.

See you soon at our poetry joint

July 12, 2021

45 responses to “Summitin’

  1. Solid last line. There is a nice energy in your words, I can feel the swing daddio, and wanna dance a bit. The summit of ourselves those jumps out at me though as the line.

    There is definitely some brass in the music, and the beat is popping.

    • Claudia and me had a nice dinner sharing some Indian food, and it was so great catching up… we will have to see how the world looks once restrictions are coming down. I have hardly left our neighborhood in 18 months.

  2. I like the jive of the ‘j’ sounds here, Björn, and the ending correlation of ‘summer dawn’ with ‘the summit of ourselves’ – I think there is more than just a dance going on here.

  3. I am loving the attitude in this one, Bjorn 😀 especially; “let’s by the moon be wild —be wilder still, while summer-dawn arrives to the summit of ourselves.” Stunning as always! Happy tenth dVerse Pub anniversary! 💝💝

  4. Again, an appreciative style – physical, powerful, a little teasing. Well done, as always.

  5. Love the change of scene here in the second stanza . . .such a way with words you have when it comes to the romancing of love….at dawn, summiting indeed.

  6. The summit of ourselves – i like that – great energy – and i wonder when we all will be able to get back into the clubs and onto the dancefloor. I miss this so much

  7. Many of us wrote on the same track, jazz & blues, smoky hot jukes, passion smoldering. You pushed a lot of buttons here, and yes, the close is killer.

  8. Love the upbeat vibe. That first line was smooooth and charming, luring one in for a lively night, with some not so subtle hints of romance. Happy 10th, Bjorn! Thank you for all you do for dVerse. 🙂

  9. jazzin’ at the club down by the corner;
    let your hair down
    and sway your hips with me:

    Thanks for the memory Bjorn! So much fun being young again, jazzing by the juke-box!

    Hank

  10. let’s by the moon be wild —
    be wilder still,
    while summer-dawn arrives
    to the summit of ourselves.

    Björn,

    You are simply a master of sounds. This rocked.


    David

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