Sunday, August 19, 2012

SELF PORTRAIT by (me!) sandra, ttgp

i am rudy. pistol pete.

but mostly fisher king

i am maya, pi & braddock.

a giant redwood tree.

i am million dollar baby

but parry through and through

i am mother goose & gilbert

a me of many you's.

stella luna, owen meany

every child in silence screaming

i am every poet ever born

awake, but always dreaming.

i'm eleanor

i'm roosevelt

i'm jefferson on tuesday

rogers in a gypsy skirt

-love everyone that moves me.

i'm seabiscuit

the shop girl

charlie rose

and sunday morning

i'm every artist ever born

creating without warning

i'm every woman ever born

i'm blessed. i'm loved. i'm cursed.

but i am mostly fisher king

-here to quench your thirst.


At 5:53 AM, Blogger karma lennon said...

Ooohhh....I like. I like a lot. Especially the line about every artist creating without warning. Very very cool. :)

At 7:57 AM, Blogger she said...

karma: my creative artist friend... you understand ")

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Hawley said...

Wow, I love that! I have goosebumps. The rhythm, the voice, the referencing. Powerful, clear, and amazing.

I just wish I knew more about each and every person to whom you alluded. This poem is intriguing, and makes one curious of the author, curious of those from whom the inspiration has come, and best of all, in the same state as the author herself (that's you)! :)

At 7:11 AM, Blogger she said...

bh: thank you!

this particular poem has been waiting -patiently, i might add- for its own completion. feels good to have it done; and even better to have it appreciated

and i think it will make a good writing exercise in class one day

-to put on paper in some creative way, what movies/books reflect pieces of your life experience, what characters/people reveal pieces of your personality

At 9:22 AM, Blogger tine b said...

:) questions if you need schooling after this..

At 7:29 AM, Blogger she said...

tine: -very encouraging words; thank you!

At 8:30 PM, Blogger she said...

new ending/new year:

i'm a fool in love with a fisher king
on a quest to quench his thirst.

At 6:27 PM, Blogger she said...

Original post 08/26/2007


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