Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Leader H

Some have vision, architectural features caught

by the student lens

of an eye.  Walking the streets of a major place

like Chicago or Vienna.

A quick sketch of 'urban outdoors'

taking in a grassy knoll

a spot where grand things happen

and the spirit of history.

Like you or me, not needing the cachet

of a bohemian

of a prole let loose with grudges

letting the flick

letting the point of a pencil

mark the edges

of hard stone onto portfolio pad

just change a world

seen bitterly wrong because it angers you

subvocalizing first

building it all in short, sharp phrases

a voice of vinegar and piss.



  1. Rosemary,

    Thank you!

    I hate to think that anything I write shares some of the 'juice' that all unknown artists have -- including the young Adolf Hitler whose painted sketch Google states I've been able to upload for the benefit of this poetry entry of mine.

    But. You may have met folks as I have. Lonely. Ego utterly linked to the art they do which not many -- or any -- seem to think much of.

    Add political contention to that, and voila! Nihilism, camps, war.

    Here's to our better side!