About Me: Myself When I Am Real

Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
–Ralph Ellison

In this time, in search of the dream that eludes me

I am a beat conscious, bohemian sort of sophisticated hippie
slash 21st century griot to the core, with a fetish
for the lingua franca, because my native tongue lives in the poet tree.

In this time, I continue the struggle of wordwrights before me
in the name of freedom of expression as a young warrior poet

with the soul of a sage inhabiting the body of an eclectic collector
of breaks, rare grooves, and revolutions at 33 and a 3rd
(along with the aural biographies of Miles, Monk, Trane & Bird).

& in this time, I remain humble regardless of the wealth of myself

beside me. words I manifest give meaning to the jazz
that makes seasons swing & forces unseen seem
like footnotes to that same dream, remaining to be seen,

though it resides in me–for I am the metaphor
deconstructing verses from news with words

born to be poems speaking in an idiom of individuality
that hopes to create hues both infinite and eternal
in the spaces in between these indelible blues, forever

beckoning us back through the continuum of humanity.

25 Comments

  1. Very excited to learn more about you! Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take the time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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  2. A very striking looking blog here. I am so delighted to note that you have chosen to follow me at Soul Gifts and look forward to getting to know you 🙂

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    • as the prince
      of dragonflys
      rows the boat
      to castle of the wizard
      with golden web

      round the swan
      as the boatman rides through
      the grotto down the lake
      of my mind with lady
      of lake his love trapped
      in the castle of the
      wizard of oz

      in the cage with willow bird
      with golden thread as witch
      the princes mother gave a spell
      to defeat the wizard of oz to
      claim his love the swan of the lake
      the ballet in mind of a peom

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  3. Hi, thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.
    Anna

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