Jasmine Melody

Jazz - the music of New Orleans. It's smooth, it's slippery, it's so unique to the history of this city. Some say that the name comes from the jasmine perfume worn by the women of Storyville, where this music originated. If you are ever in New Orleans, stop by Preservation Hall for a short concert, but get there early because the line gets long quick.


Jasmine Melody

Let it slip –

In one ear, and out

The mouth.

Let it sink –

Into your pores, down

To your feet.

Let it slide –

Through your body like

The liquid courage you drink.


Let the beat

Slither deep in the pit

Of your soul. ‘Till you succumb

to the smooth rhythm, and

Lose yourself in the magic

Of the Big Easy.