General Poetry posted September 4, 2020

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a jazz singer for the people

Song for Miss Billie Holiday

by Carlos' girl

strange fruit
Lady sing
lead a jazz band

Lantern poetry writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
A five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.

Example by Crystal Rose

wind blows
a tornado

Miss Billie Holiday was a jazz great and a voice for the civil rights movement.
Her song " Strange Fruit" was originally a poem about lynchings in the South; a very dark time in our nation's history. Let us honor her bravery.
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