Photo: fxcuisine

Photo: fxcuisine

Nature loves her riffs—
dandelions run crazy
up and down our world.

Photo: bostonphotos

Photo: bostonphotos

Linking to dVerse Form for All where Gay asks us to jazz things up a bit.  In case you’re wondering what a riff is:


 noun \ˈrif\

music : a short and usually repeated pattern of notes in a song

Here a short Smooth Jazz riff on the saxophone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC2ZW0LES9g 


20 thoughts on “Riffs

  1. ManicDdaily says:

    That could have been a picture I’ve taken of a field by my house! Ha! Very charming. Thanks for your kind thoughts re Pearl–I’ve had to be away for a few days but I think she is okay. k.


  2. shanyns says:

    Totally cool. Love it! Dandelions do riff best, don’t they?


  3. I can’t help but picture the dancing daisy heads in a Walt Disney cartoon… Very rippling beautiful !


  4. Love crazy dandelions… and haiku can be soo jazz…


  5. Gabriella says:

    A lovely haiku evoking both jazz and nature! I like it Victoria.


  6. I love your haiku – and the dandelions, they are so cheerful.


  7. claudia says:

    love how you play on the riffs here…nature and music and music and nature.. both love to play on variations and repetitions…love me some decent riffs…either here or there…
    rgd. your question on my post.. it wasn’t a real place…i just saw that painting in a laguna beach gallery and somehow it jumped back into my mind when i thought about jazz…maybe because of the mood..


  8. howanxious says:

    Beautiful haiku… serene imagery. 🙂


  9. Ray Sharp says:

    good one. brevity is the soul of riff


  10. Oh your colorful language just blows me away, Victoria! Some wishful words in haiku shape to create a gold & fluffy RIFF! Wow!


  11. Debi Swim says:

    That paints a nice sound


  12. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Oh, Vic, how cool is jazz haiku? You are both the soul of brevity & the princess of passion as dandelions stand in for people in a world part Ginsberg, part Frost.


  13. A perfect lietmotif of words that will carry on in my mind after your last note sings.


  14. brian miller says:

    oh i know a riff…smiles…played a few…i love my dandelions too…running up and down like riffs….cool…


  15. Marya says:

    Victoria, it is a boon year for dandelions, and they do make for a perfect riff.


  16. Mary says:

    I’d say this poem is SWEET jazz. Very nice.


  17. Linda says:

    A great marriage of cool jazz with those crazy dandelions. Fun!


  18. What a lovely capture of nature ~ dandelions running up & down our world ~


  19. scillagrace says:

    Love the metaphor! Jazz riff – dandelion. Very happy, yellow, groovy smile! 🙂


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