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Norah Jones

by David R Spellman

From the moment I first heard her sing
Don’t know why my thoughts turned to you
Her sweet nightingale melodies touched
With the sultry brush of a painter’s song
As it melted slowly my cold, cold heart
Long iced over these empty seven years
So strange how I’m feelin’ the same way
Thinking that I’ve got to see you again
Wishing no longer to be that one lonestar
Dreaming that you’d come away with me
Where we’ll shoot the moon as once before
Falling that one flight down into ecstasy
And when the long day is over and done
I’ll realize how much you still turn me on
Lost in the sweet taste of the nearness of you


Author's Note: I immediately fell in love with the music of Norah Jones and as the Grammy awards approached I thought I would offer this small tribute to her as she was my own favorite pick. Except for the first line, all others contain a title from her album "Come Away With Me" and are melded with my own feelings and personal experience. (Note: She swept away the awards in all nominated categories, including best album!)

Posted on 02/22/2003
Copyright © 2022 David R Spellman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charles E Minshall on 02/23/03 at 11:54 PM

I have the Nora Jones CD in my car now. Great music. Great poem Dave I like the way you have blended in the song titles in your poem....Charlie

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 02/24/03 at 09:32 PM

Thoughtful and clever tribute to a favorite singer. Very effective meld of titles with personal feelings.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/26/03 at 02:08 AM

Great example of how one art form or medium inspires another David.

Posted by Kate Demeree on 02/26/03 at 01:13 PM

This is absolutley beautiful, and smoky..... sultry. A great way to start or end a day.. humm.. or even fill it up.

Posted by Mara Meade on 02/26/03 at 01:52 PM

I'm with Arthur in wanting to get the CD... I read the poem without knowing the album and found it beautiful... what a wonderful inspiration.

Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 03/05/03 at 12:22 PM

Bravo! Clever and heartfelt - you integrated the song titles seamlessly (if I didn't know them myself, I wouldn't know they were there). One of my favorite new artiats too - a fine tribute.... d:-)

Posted by Amanda L Marron on 04/05/03 at 02:11 PM


Posted by Anne Engelen on 04/05/03 at 02:57 PM

congrats with POTD. I heard Norah Jones for the first time yesterday. I'm extremely curious for more now!

Posted by Kalikala Smith on 04/05/03 at 03:00 PM

This is so great. I was listening to her when I read this poem. :)

Posted by Christina Bruno on 04/05/03 at 03:34 PM

Nora Jones is so brilliant, I love her music :)

Posted by JD Clay on 04/05/03 at 04:03 PM

This flowing and meaningful verse is an award winner in itself Dave, Bravo. Peace...

Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 04/05/03 at 10:20 PM

I've never head Norah Jones, but now I'm tantalized and think I may just have to have a listen soon. Superbly written imho, excellent choice for POTD! Congrats!!!

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 04/06/03 at 05:05 AM

How odd the world can be. I just posted a piece titled 'It's All Been Said' bemoaning the familiar concern of the writer; feeling either someone has written whatever it was you had in mind before or better (or both). Odd, because I see your poem posted as POTD (congrats!) today and thought I was seeing double! I posted a piece here on the site titled, 'Come Away With Me' named after the title of Norah's album and incorporated the song titles into the lines of my piece. I too did this as a tribute to Ms. Jones (I love this CD and play it daily to relax) and thought I was being extremly clever (chuckle). - I guess there was a definite cosmic force at work in directing me to write the second piece about it all having been written before! - Very nicely done..what can I say, you are a genius for using the format, of course I can't be very objective, can I? After all, it takes true genius to recognize genius, eh? (picture me laughing till my little smiling Buddha falls off my PC monitor!) - How odd the world can be! - Thanx for the chuckle, David - Nicely done - RCat

Posted by Glenn Currier on 04/07/03 at 04:22 PM

I had not heard her music until she gained fame at the Grammys, then discovered she is from the Dallas area - where I live. You make me want to go out and get her album. Aside from that, David, this is a splendid love poem and tribute to your love(s). Congrats on POTD too. Dave Rocks!

Posted by Stephanie Kent on 08/16/03 at 06:43 PM

This is so clever...you've taken her beautiful titles, but given them a touch all your own...a fitting tribute;)

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