Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

DISCHORD

by Colin Garrity

George Shearing
father leaving
and all that jazz
Oscar Peterson
there seemed
no reason
for the music
to take him away
Benny Goodman
swinging out of the
door for good
Count Basie
did a one o'clock jump
my dad
just did a bunk

Added: 25.04.2011

Judges' comments on this poem

06.05.2011

This poem's really simple, but I really like it.

07.05.2011

Concise and clear; effective; I understand it.

17.05.2011

Loved this. Proper jazzy! Economical with words and this little poem made its point.

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