Wednesday, April 28, 2010

& tierney sutton sings...

A frost on the car
The sun is in the leaves
Green
Leaves
&
A breeze in the Maples out front
Wine red
& the moon is but a fingerprint now
- -
& Tierney Sutton sings

Monday, April 26, 2010

gardens pencil cut out...


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the beats of glen island...

Red flowers

Dance pavilions

That night
The stars & the plankton sang

Where
The beats of Glen Island
Deep breaths
&
Orchestras
Were

The Champagnes of the morning
On a green sea
Wave & leaf

A rain cloud of hibiscus

The
Wings
Of
Color

&
Red flowers
In
The
Dew

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

satchel paige (1906-1982) big league pitcher pencil...



One of Satchel's rules for staying young: "Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood."

Monday, April 19, 2010

highest merit is...

"Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. The highest merit is suggestiveness." -Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

brenda wineapple author "hawthorne: a life" pencil...


Sunday, April 18, 2010

eric hoffer (1902-1983) pencil...


compassion...

"Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless." -Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American social writer & philosopher

Friday, April 16, 2010

signature pencil...


Thursday, April 15, 2010

on the songs of wings...

A calm
Now

Dawn
On the songs of wings

In
The
Morning
Flowers in the window
&
In
The
Smells of the sea

A cactus flower
&
Orchids

&

A walk with an unfinished song

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

under the sea pines...

In June
Under the sea pines
A new breath
& in summer too
In the Cathedral of Jazz
Larks & lilies fly - play jazz trumpets
Like Gabriel
Violins
&
Jazz cellos
Like Yo-Yo Ma & Ray Brown
&
I on the glass road to the Bodhi tree
& from the piano room
The sun is under a river pine
Shining on the crystal ashtray on the long oak table
Above the lotus blossom & the water buffalo
On the red rug below
Big band Blue Monk
Monk is 50
On the steps of great places
Lonely places two chairs high benches blank boards
But
The
Jazz
Of
Thelonious Monk
Is
In the looking glass
&
Red leaves
Fall

Monday, April 12, 2010

vincent van gogh (1853-1890) pencil...


Sunday, April 11, 2010

a miles blue in the sky & in the sea...

A miles blue in the sky & in the sea
Dogwoods aflower
Above the rocks
Above the hill
Silk & ribbons flown
Flags & the hats of Tibetan women
Warm song
Pastels
&
Pink
Peach plum & glow
Seabirds adrift
Angels
A perfect circle
A perfect drift
Ceiling down
A miles blue in the sky & in the sea
Translucent

Saturday, April 10, 2010

the poetry is home...

The poetry is home
Like a canvas
Where the wishes are
Not rote
Not ever
But
A
Home
- -
In compassion

the great gatsby...

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Friday, April 9, 2010

f. scott fitzgerald (1896-1940) pencil...



"It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, April 8, 2010

rod stewart jazz pencil fresco on yellow lined paper...


head shot hagler sketch 1979...


hagler sketch 1979...


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

antonio carlos jobim (1927-1994) pencil...


samba & you...

Jobim
Samba
& you
April
& jonquils on the ground
Another day
Of
Samba & you

Monday, April 5, 2010

apricots...

The books are all a soft color
A feel
Of
Home
A sea & its birds
&
A meadow & its birds
The flowers
Apricots
Easels & pens
&
Sighs
Of
Home
- -
On a warm day

Sunday, April 4, 2010

sea of ever...

In a green leaf
A
Sea
- -
A
Family of Saltimbanques
Blue dancers
&
Blue boats
In
A
Sea of Ever

Saturday, April 3, 2010

stan getz (1927-1991) jazz pencil fresco on yellow lined paper...


playing It Never Entered My Mind at the Opera House...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

miami...

Miami
Was a pastel place
Pink
&
Sun
&
Songs
Beaches
Fast horses
Warm neon nights
&
Frank Sinatra
In
April
- -
Donald Fagen knows

donald fagen jazz pencil fresco on yellow lined paper...