The Rev has had a very long week

so here’s something short and sweet and reet petite

surreaalist elephant tuba




Listening to Jazz.

I wait for the Saxophone,

to get to the point.


Authors note; There’s a delicious irony I think, contained in the conceit of writing a Jazz haiku, what with Jazz and Haiku being not merely dissimilar but diametrically opposed Artistic Disciplines, stylistically speaking.

Haiku attempts to distill the essence of it’s Subject into a highly stylised, minimalist structure,whereas Jazz explores in an extended (often exhaustive) fashion, as many possible permutations of a theme as the artist can come up with before they get kicked off stage. In this regard the Saxophone, rather like the “Lead Guitar” in “Rock Music”, has been responsible for some of the genre’s worst excesses.

Nonetheless, the Reverend hopes that this poem will inspire some aspiring young musicians to come up with a thirty seven minute “Jazz Odyssey” devoted to exploring and celebrating the Haiku’s aesthetic appeal.

And then the circle will be complete.




March 27th Pascalle flower handbill



The Reverend Hellfire is a small, artificial satellite orbiting Mars.

His low gravity and generous interest rates

have attracted Investors from across the Galaxy.



~ by reverendhellfire on March 20, 2016.

One Response to “JAZZ HAIKU”

  1. Wow! Great Sauce!

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