Monday, May 31, 2010

in the paper lanterns of my mind...

In the paper lanterns of my mind
I was told
The moon shone

In the paper lanterns of my mind

Sunday, May 30, 2010

tu fu (712-770) pencil cut out...

for tu fu...

Yesterday morning the moon was far
Barely opaque
It sat on two purple ribbons in the dawning sky
Over the bay
Over the small boat there

This morning is the fog

A whisper on my face

Saturday, May 29, 2010

through the poet's night streets...

Through the poet's night streets
I read the
Nighttime blue light
& the reflecting faces
On the balcony of the Great Hotel
Bowls & drinks of Mandarin orange flavor
On the eyeglasses
On the balcony
On the Winter Garden Theater live
& Brooklyn's
Sophie Sigh
Her baby don't care for...
Swings out!
With the La Dolce Vitas on Smile Street
Out the lobby of the Great Hotel
Street painters in the street
Red neon reflecting
On floral painting dresses
Out the windows of the penthouse floor
On Sophie Sigh Street
Her baby just cares for...
- -

*for Sophie Milman singing My Baby Just Cares for Me live at the Winter Garden Theater.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Oceanbirds on oceanwalks -
out the door(s)

doors pencil...

oakland's paris...

Rod McKuen's dance
pleoramas & poetry -
Oakland's Paris

rod mckuen pencil cut out...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

rod mckuen pencil...

scituate harbor...

Scituate Harbor -
Piano solos
brown rice & sweet potato rolls

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010


Habana -
Parapets & espadrilles
sand blue

mcginley pencil cut out...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

jean pencil cut out...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

lawrence ferlinghetti (1919 - ) beat poet, painter, publisher pencil cut out...

thoughtful pond...

A slide of color, chartreuses & pink
Into blue
Into sap greens & forest
Onto blues
& onto Thoughtful Pond - click!
& here
Garden jazz - snap!
Teatimes & the morning stars
- -
& red hair

words & silk...

Words &
silk -
The movietrack of her life

Thursday, May 20, 2010

claire scottish poet pencil...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

stucco bread...

Stucco bread
grist & rivers wine -
Mexico City

san francisco wi-fi...

Camera's blues
painting poems & songs -
San Francisco Wi-Fi

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

bluebird skies...

The sun is on the movie house
Images of the Parthenon & Bluebird skies
Whirs of a projector
The calm of a good film
Talking pictures with smells & dance

Alan a Dale
Frames on the barns & bougainvilleas
Lack there of
Playing ballads to you
& blue

- -
& blue

Friday, May 14, 2010

flights to oyster bay...

Seventeen a 17 foot Herreshoff
Seventeen a sandbar
Seventeen a sunburn
Nineteen jazz sketches above the transoms
Flights to Oyster Bay
Ginsberg catching rides in a crowded car
Where the poets are writing pictures
- -
The windows & the doors

allen ginsberg (1926-1997) pencil cut out...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

frederic chopin (1810-1849) pencil...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

scituate light acrylic...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

ships quiet like the rain...

The quiet rain on the porch
On the sill
On the hill
A tympani awake & stirring
Down the hall
Down the stairs
Ships quiet like the rain
- -

sinatra pencil...

Friday, May 7, 2010

sinatra pencil cut out...

& pretty dissonances on the piano...

One lamp lighted
The blue lamp
Two others too
The sun on the river
Clocks ticking & the decoys are ruffled
& pretty dissonances on the piano
Here's that rainy day...
Friday night
The big motels...
Friday night
The big hotels...
- -
& the sun on the river
The North River

Thursday, May 6, 2010

anita o'day at mister kelly's, chicago, april 27, 1958 jazz pencil fresco on yellow lined paper...

paper dreams...

Paper dreams
Crinkled orange & mist
Folded flying the teary heart
- -
These chartreuse things

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

stellar jack ca. 1962...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

one page written ca. 1988...

Stella by Starlight poured from the horn out onto the room. A few people heard the melody, a dripping tune, damp, then soaking wet. If you loved Stella, you stopped. But most went about talking and drinking and overall carrying on. Oh yes, Jack the Tenor Saxophone Man! He remembered the very cool rendition, and the air leaving her body on that bluest of nights when Milo died. Jack could have been the best player in the world. But he never was. It's likely, and it's no secret, because he drank for the toothache. Stone heard the music, rolling from dream to Nick's here on Commercial Street. This house is alive in the dark where the storefronts sleep in a row like headstones resting for battle. Nick's in Big Town is the place to hear jazz. Milo made a home here in the late forties early fifties. Jack eyed the water glass filled with straight Kentucky bourbon. The pure cure for the toothache. He gulped it and flapped his pudgy hand at a waitress. More! Stone blinked, this guy is beautiful! Milo died on stage at Newport. Other than Jack, Stella, Stone and Milo himself, not many are known to recall the event. It was lost as a milestone on the swinging Duke Ellington orchestra and dancing in the park. Happily, though, for Milo, the Big Town All-Stars appeared three hours earlier. So, when the first waves of Take the A Train smashed on the trees, the Silky Trumpet from the North was already a muted soul. Jack embraced the loss. He had stood beside Milo and was the only person to tell him goodnight.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

toucan blues...

A mist on the rooftops & the bows of ships
Swooping birds
The Toucan blues
Floppy hat & felt bag she paints
Of Sylvia's Song floppy hat & felt bag
The Toucan blues
In poetry
Colors of our toll
Glen Island
The peach bright night
The adventuresome walks
Tangerine dawn
In Country Hill
Where there are
Wine apples & winces
Chick Corea
& outside the jazz room & all its oak paneling
Out there
On the North River
The sun comes out from behind a cloud last night
The colors of the Toucan's bill & plume
Orange pink periwinkle flight the Toucan blues

Saturday, May 1, 2010

jazz pianist chick corea pencil...


I hear the coffee done
The sun
May One
I put my book down
- -
& board the train to Falmouth