Feel that walking bass…

On the one level

it was a tango fandango.

A pink flamingo

a daring dance of dating

in the early throes of spring.



Shrill trumpet rising

sounds of Chuck Mangione

staccato toccata- reminiscent of Children of Sanchez

Conspiring to court Consuelo’s love

With a pink flamingo face.


One legged lover

with snazzy syncopated rhythm

with a strut to the left olé

and a strut to the right olé

strum that walking bass.


© Alison Jean Hankinson

Things have been out of kilter this month and hence I am a little behind in things.

For d’Verse….

This is Tuesday’s poetics prompt that I didn’t finish….merging with meeting at the bar- and all that jazz….incidentally I think pink flamingoes merge well with jazz…

Links to Chuck..

Children of Sanchez

The image is from Wikipedia and has creative commons licence:

File: James’s Flamingo mating ritual.jpg


by Pedros Szekely,



Author: alisonhankinson

Walking tall whenever I can.

14 thoughts on “Feel that walking bass…”

  1. Wow! Well, I agree… tango strutting flamencos… er, flamingos and jazz just jump and jive… er, strut. I’ll mangione to get this right yet! Love your poem! Don’t mind my craziness… wine will have its way!

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  2. Totally agree with Jilly’s comment. When I first saw the photo, knowing the jazz prompt, I was so pleased thinking, “Yeah! An abstract gal. Alison gets it!” And your “staccato toccata” and all the rest of the funny flamingo music going on shows that indeed you do.

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