And far into the night he crooned that tune.
The stars went out and so did the moon.
The singer stopped playing and went to bed
While the Weary Blues echoed through his head...

From "The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes

a piano is trying to break a molecule
is trying to lift the stage into orbit
around the red spotlights...

From "Latin & Soul" by Victor Hernández Cruz

From the trumpet, pawned, redeemed, pawned again
you formed one wrenching blue arrangement, a phrase
complicated as that twilit dive through smoke, applause...

From "Lost Fugue for Chet" by Lynda Hull

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