Today’s Pics 12/11/17

African Proverbs

Erato’s Love Notes Part 9

I evoke you
…Out of the babel
Of Babylon, in the cadence
Of our hearts’ embrace — like
Love inciting poetry
& verse inviting passions
Of the soul to be its
Epitaph, as the voices
Inside my head splinter
Then rejoin & rejoice in a chorus
Of the syllables
Of your name swinging
Off & on the branches
Of the echo tree
For eternity to adhere
& infinity to see…
Even through the confines
Of night, “striding
Across nothingness.”

*Quote from Zora Neale Hurston


 (…but not mixed-up)

In spite
Of being light-bright
(& almost white, but
Not quite)
I choose
Neither to assimilate
Or to hate nor to separate
The human race
…but instead, realize
All of us comprise
The face of its fate…
& trust in the vernacular of my soulness.

James Baldwin is the Truth

Jazz According to Thelonious

“The piano ain’t got
No wrong notes,” long as the song
Tells a story.

Erato’s Love Notes Part 8

As the millions of
Colors sound off in my
Mind, to infuse hues

In the umbrella
Of umbra and propel me
Through the tyranny

Of time, I fall more
In adore with the broken road
Running parallel

To moons conjured
“In the twilight of
Perpetual noon”

That led me through truths
And transparencies
Dead into you.
*Quote from Geoff Dyer

Erato’s Love Notes Part 7


Are destined to dwell

In the wake of love

Till death do us part

(so, we

would be best to save

all the bright wonders

of our words to heal

the worlds

of hurt we endure

through blunders of time

until it is dead —


by love).

My Favorite Bands/Groups

My Top 7: Weather Report, Parliament-Funkadelic, Radiohead, Public Enemy, Mandrill, John Coltrane Quartet ’62 – ’65, Miles Davis Quintet ’64 – ’68

Honorable Mentions:
The Police, Return to Forever, Brand New Heavies, De La Soul, The Clash, early Kool & the Gang, Kraftwerk

& the ones people forget:
Lafayette Afro Rock Band
Liquid Liquid
Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band
The Art of Noise
The Young Disciples

Ode to Andres Chaparro Pt. 3