Denim Blues #publication

Perhaps you ought to
try out a new groove.

The truth is
I was only pretending to like

…you can read the rest of the poem here.

© N Nazir 2022

*thank you to Whispers and Echoes for publishing my poem. This is the first of three to appear in the coming weeks. I originally wrote it for a Sammi Scribbles prompt some time ago, so I’m delighted it was accepted.

Now this song on the other hand is what I’m talking about. The brass section is simply *kisses fingers* Marvin would be proud.

35 thoughts on “Denim Blues #publication

    1. Hi Manja! I like your wordplay 😊 You are indeed right, I posted it for a prompt some months ago. But Whispers and Echoes accepts poetry that’s been self-published on blogs which is great as so many journals don’t.

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    1. Congratulations!!! You deserve it. I like your poem, it’s short, to the point, fresh, perfect.

      Btw, we are both from Birmingham–just not the same one!!! Thanks so much fir stropping by Word Garden today. I was feeling like nobody cared if i posted or didn’t.

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      1. Coal Black! So many disguises you have! I always care if you post, I just haven’t caught up yet. So you’re in Birmingham too 😂 I imagine Alabama’s more exciting than the Midlands!

        Thank you so much for your lovely kind words 💕

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  1. Love, love, love this. The puns work so well in this piece, and it made me smile. It is silly and it holds gravity to it with its playfulness, which really makes me appreciate that poetry does not have to be on two ends of a spectrum with emotion (either being emotional or silly); there can be an in-between and I find that in this piece. The first couple lines gave me deja-vu for some reason. Such a great piece, and as always, I enjoy reading you and the images you conjure. It’s a treat!

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤️ I really enjoyed writing this and it seems to resonate with musicians (which you are, I believe?) so I’m delighted about that. It is meant to be more playful than cutting. Appreciated, Lucy, and I always love reading you too 😊🙏

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  2. Ha! I laughed out loud and could so relate as I have a (eminently forgettable) history with blues musicians and their bluesy blue notes and endless solos. Sorry I have been so absent, Sunra–when I get into a poetry dead spot I have difficulty even reading–I just go dormant. This is just the thing to perk me up, and thanks so much for all your thoughtful and kind comments.

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    1. 😂 Ha ha! I’m glad you relate! Yeah, there’s those. They play and they need listeners. Please don’t ever apologise for being absent, Joy, you do whatever you need to do. I’ll always drop by regardless. I, too, am a bit absent occasionally. And I’m so glad it perked you up, that’s wonderful to hear! 💖 😊

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