Thursday, October 31, 2013

grandwitch...


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10 30 13...


there was august...

Frost on the meadowlark this morning
The bay quiet like ice
A spurt of sun on a cottage across there
A golden tree on the street

There was August

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

kimberly hat...


mostly...

7 o clock
I just came in
From the breeze
Gulls on the pink and the green and the blue
A
Good
Day
For flying
And stars everywhere a couple of hours ago

Mostly
In Orion's belt

Monday, October 28, 2013

such is gone now...

A clear sky black with stars
Such is gone now
Except for a curl of moon
And a cloud

Sunday, October 27, 2013

john patitucci bass autumn leaves...


i saw a whisper this morning...

Two gulls
I saw a whisper this morning
Over the movie house roof
Above the chimney cap
Through the electrical wires
Two gulls
Dancing in the early dark
In the paper lantern light

Saturday, October 26, 2013

archie shepp body and soul...


taupe...

Taupe
And beige and circus pink
The sunlight
On the ell
On the stovepipes around town
Shiny and silver and tin
At sunrise
Let's paint some jazz!
Let's write some too!
Henry Red Allen
Wrrrrap!  Wrrrrap!

The sun is up
The beach plums dance

Friday, October 25, 2013

pablo picasso born this day october 25 (1881) - picasso and the owl...


redux brubeck storyville boston ca 1956...


lady sings the blues...







Lester Young would learn the words to love songs so his saxophone could speak the words.  Some would say he was the greatest tenor saxophone player who ever lived.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

a perfect formation...

Birds
Perfect formations
These are the real things
Tiffany lamps
Light
Miles
Years
Foggy songs
Painted streaks of the evening
Blue painter's tape waving, a gull gliding
These are the real things
The swan and the cactus
These are the real things
A perfect formation

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

a blue bottle on the beach in the sound...

A blue bottle on the beach in the sound
The label gone
Bologna?  Lima?
Lowell
Guernica
The sky a brush of blue
Quiet orchids and a saxophone player
Drapes the color of flowers
And Lester Lanin and cat boats and no breeze
But making it around the point anyway
Bologna?  Lima?
Lowell
Guernica
Anyway?

Monday, October 21, 2013

a scottish pine...

The picture is a painting
Slanted flagpole the small flag curling
Streetlamps lighted
The sunrise way off in silhouetted pines
A Scottish pine
And a piano player
And a bass player
And a big white church on the hill
Its stained glass windows orange and gold
Like the sunrise

Sunday, October 20, 2013

harry carney harry carney...


Saturday, October 19, 2013

anita o'day ronnie scott's 1986...


hilary kole jazz singer...


cranberry meadow...

Cranberry meadow
Shapes of gold and paper
Red
And
Orange
And
The blue sea

And
Tree

October

allen sketch...


allen painting...


Friday, October 18, 2013

fog...

Fog

That distant horn this morning
Is
Miles
Long ago
Clifford Brown Buddy Bolden
Sweets
Henry Red Allen
That horn
Is
Claudio
Maynard
The blue pelicans and rain
Church bells

Some
Miles away
Some
Miles to go

Thursday, October 17, 2013

not a whisper...

A poem
Coffee
A gull sits on the movie house chimney
Watching the fog
Listening to the music off Quoddy
Where is the African tree?
Safe harbors and far whistles
Very still it is
Not a beach plum
Not a strip of blue painter's tape
Waves
And
Not a whisper

And
Not a whisper

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

liz...


Monday, October 14, 2013

the fog lifted from yesterday...

The fog lifted from yesterday
A morning
Clear
Constellations
A sky
A star
Orion Cassiopeia mamma mia
I can see where the mountain ash once was
A batter of sun now on the movie house marquee
And again where it sat on McGonigal's roof yesterday
I can hear the far off talk
And rickety fences

All these and the fog lifted from yesterday

will taylor strings attached...


Friday, October 11, 2013

yusef lateef jazz a vienne metaphor...


Thursday, October 10, 2013

manners...

A gull
Over the glass blue water
Mingus on bass
52nd Street
3 Deuces
Monk 'round midnight
And
Miles
And
Manners
And
Grace

Yusef too

Jazz!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

redux like a violet hour...


Monday, October 7, 2013

melody gardot baby i'm a fool...


and no foghorn...

No stars
The stars sleep
A breeze off the bay though
Alive on my cheek
To know
The sea is there
The stars are there
And no foghorn;
Quiet
And
Dark
And
Thinking
Before dawn

"that's the way things happen... and hearin' it all"...


Saturday, October 5, 2013

there...

There
Clear sky crow and
Gull
Still bushes
Flat water
Pickup trucks on their way to the wharf
Saturday morning in Lubec
Another crow
The sun off in the distance
Clear
Finches cactus and orchids
There

Friday, October 4, 2013

layers...

Layers
Circles
And
Breaks
Blue a gull
Dawnlight fingers reaching
From sea to mountain to sea
To
Meadow
Too

thinking about a painting...


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

but the beach plums are still here...

The sun this morning
7 A.M.
Gold
And throwing its shadows
Triangle
Trapezoid
Rectangle
On the movie house
Artfully
And
Silent
And
Black and white
Except
The pink marquee
The light lime columns
And sap green facade
Empty of
Projectors
And
Screens
But the beach plums are still here

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

jean and peter and marvin in canastota, ny a few years ago...


'red barn' jean's table top oil painting for the maine discovery museum auction...


somewhere...

I thought I saw the mountain-ash this morning
But
I didn't
It is gone
Just a painting of it remains

On
A
Wall
Somewhere