General Poetry posted August 22, 2020

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by Y. M. Roger

All those saucy cicada vibrations
mixed in with a crisp mockingbird beat
headline Earth’s bold Bossa Nova
midst the passionate fervor of sweet summer heat

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Bossa Nova literally means 'new flair' or 'new trend' in Portuguese. Created in the late 1950's, it is basically a fusion of Samba and Jazz, so using traditional Brazilian rhythms but with more harmonically complex jazz harmony and more melodic dissonance. []

Image of 'Blame It On the Bossa Nova' by Eydie Gorme at

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