Thursday, August 22, 2013

SOME TREES

some trees are just 
too damned happy
not to become
all the tree they
 can possibly be

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it;
the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln 


Some one's sitting in the shade today because
someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffet









Monday, August 19, 2013

SCOPING ME OUT




Studios are passe for me.
I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck,
or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement. 

Neil Young




Saturday, August 17, 2013

WELL, YES IT IS



THINGNESS 


Dorothy Barresi, Gettysburg Review 


Things seem to perish, then, but they do not;
nature builds one from another, and lets no thing
be born unless another helps by dying.

Lucretius


say you will
even though
you know you won't

gain anymore weight
and you'll sink the boat

it that a new coat?






Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ONCE IN A WHILE

once in awhile 
whatever it is
that i'm doing i stop
and i think.

it doesn't happen often;
not often enough
to break my stride,
or change my destination,
direction, or tarnish my pride.

its only
once in awhile 




The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson







Friday, August 9, 2013

JUST WHEN WE THINK




AMERICA MIX-TAPE, TRACK 54


Jason Myers, The Gettysburg Review




When words cease to cling to things,
Kingdoms falls, empires wane and diminish. 

Ezra Pound








Thursday, August 8, 2013

DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS

dollars to doughnuts.
doughnut holes not included.
odd/even days only.

two for one specials
every other Tuesday.
free if you speak silently

every other Wednesday.
double for gibberish speakers,
head between their knees.

my back's against the wall,
just has you requested.
a blindfold, please.



People see you onstage and the glamorous side,
but they don't see you traveling 600 miles a night,
eating truck stop food and spending by yourself
staring at walls.

Jason Aldean


As a single withered tree, if set aflame,
causes a whole forest to burn,
so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

Chanakya 










Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A VIEW



One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard


Always bear in mind that you own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln







I WAS THERE





We all have times when we go home at night and pull out
our  hair and feel misunderstood and lonely 
and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that
there is always going to be something missing.

Jude Law


The historian must have some conception of how men
who are not historians behave.
Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead.

E.M. Forester 





Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WHO IN THE DARKE AND SILENT GRAUE


Paul Zimmer, The Gettysburg Review

I feel this photo suits the above write by Zimmer;
dark and gloomy.







Monday, August 5, 2013

TECHNOLOGY



Psyche did not think the feeling running through her could exist,
it was too powerful, too profound and pierced
her soul in a way that was a beautiful agony.

Jasmine Dubroff


What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to  make the laws of God and nature
take sides with one party.

Henry David Thoreau




Sunday, August 4, 2013

SUMMER DAYS

summer days
partly cloudy
thunderstorms 

now, Christmas is coming
let's get that shopping done.