Haiku/Affirmation: Jazz

A haiku and affirmation about how jazz music can influence a writer’s creativity.

Bill Holmes
Dec 18, 2021
Photo courtesy of Samuel Regan Asante via Unsplash


My mind travels to

uncharted places from a

saxophone solo.

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Listening to good music on a relaxing day has done wonders for my imagination. My musical genre of choice is jazz because there’s something so beautiful yet powerful the way the melodies can change a person’s mood. They’ve also impacted my thoughts leading to some ideas about my creative process when I step away from writing. When I return to sit down and start crafting new ideas or revisiting old ones, I feel rejuvenated and ready to explore where the flow will take me.

Today I will take a moment to spend time listening to some jazz and allow my mind to be receptive to any ideas that will help my creative process.



Bill Holmes

Writer. Poet. ESSENCE Best Selling Author. Filmmaker. Personal development aficiando who lives and breathes the mantra "I will not be denied!"