Archive for the 'poetry' Category

12
Nov
13

Best Of Show: The Magic Of Jean-Michel Basquiat at Christie’s (@ChristiesInc)

And I’m always left speechless.

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16
Sep
11

Carlos Campos SS 2012 #NYFW

Carlos Campos got EVERYTHING right this season: shoes, cuts, colors, dj (Theophilus London) & guests (Marky Ramone: THE RAMONES).












photos by: J. Robinson

02
Jun
11

Music: Nina Simone: 22nd Century

I will always be in love with Nina Simone. This will always be one of my favorite songs and poems. And tomorrow will always be the “22nd Century.”

There is no oxygen in the air
Men and women have lost their hair
Ashen faces legs that stand
Ghosts and goblins walk in this land
When tomorrow becomes yesterday
And tomorrow becomes eternity
When the soul with the soul goes away beyond
When life is taken and there are no more babies born
And there is no one and there is everyone
When there is no one and there is everyone

Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
It will be, it will be, it will be ahh

21st century was here and gone
And the 20th century was the dawn
The begining of the end was the 21st
When the 20th century was at an end

1990 was the year when the plagues struck the earth
1988 was the year when men and women
Struck out for freedom
And bloodletting was the thing that was

People said there was no god
And there was no reason
And there was no cause

1972 was right all the way
Drums and bugles blasting all though the day
Right wing left wing middle of the road
Side winder backswinger backlash whiplash
Race stockings red stockings
Liberation of women liberation of men
Everybody carrying a heavy load

Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
It will be, it will be, it will be
It will be ahh

Liberation of animals
Prevention of cruelty to animals men and beast
Flying and on flying flying things
Revolution of music poetry love and life
Sex change change change
Man is woman woman is man
Even your brain is not your brain
Your heart is a plastic thing which can be bought
There are no more diseases which can be caught

Man became the thing that he worships
Man today became his god
That was the day that man and woman truly became bored
Man became his good
Man became his evil
Man became his god
And man became his devil

Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
It will be, it will be, it will be ahh

Young women without money caught
Big dogs living in marble lofts
Young men die in spring
Boys of 7 falling in love
Give that lady fair a diamond ring
Wedding wedding wedding wedding
No a wedding ain’t the thing
Don’t want no preacher
Don’t want no preacher man preachin
Give me your hand and take my hand
This is better than anybody’s preacher man
Truth
Truth is now unfold
It says 7 years
7 years so I am told
Don’t sway me over
Don’t try to sway me over to your day
On your day
Your day will go away

Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
Tomorrow will be the 22nd century
It will be, it will be, it will be ahh

Oh tomorrow will be the 22nd century
It will be, it will be, it will be
It will be, it will be, it will be, it will be, it will be

11
Mar
11

A PEACE OF MY MIND: Poetry by @charliesheen

With the current media attention Charlie Sheen is getting right now, and his consistent displays of genius (only some pun intended), there’s only one way to describe the title of his poetry collection and Adam Rifkin’s illustration of the cover: WINNING.

There, I’ve said it, too.

26
Oct
10

RUNAWAY by @KanyeWest

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted something up on the blog. Part of it has been due to an overall busyness that comes with working two jobs and trying to enjoy a life beyond my wildest dreams and the other has to do with the sheer lack of inspiration I’ve experienced in the world around me.

 

Today, thanks to Kanye West, that inspiration presented itself to me in more ways than I could have imagined. Fitting since it’s one of the nicest days one could ask for. As it seems we are in a moment of Indian Summer, I bring you some HEAT with Mr. West’s greatest display of genius yet, “RUNAWAY.”

 

Prepare to blown away for the next 34 minutes.

 

RUNAWAY

15
Sep
10

Poem: WHOLE

“WHOLE”

A picture painted black. The faded image on an ancient map. The missing pieces of a puzzle split in halves. And we, whole, the key to a future untold. Bold as print. Reworded, rewritten and sent spinning into the darkness like cigarettes tossed into a night’s wind. Breathless but still sprinting with eager intent toward a light that came and went without notice. Visions set to auto focus that shift and blurr, blending fantasy with reality, concealing dreams deferred.

And she lay awake, counting teardrops like blessings she’s neglected to take. Mother of the earth, swollen-bellied and earth quaked. False teeth, fake smiles and matching hand shakes. Footsteps frozen in place. Consciousness crippled – replaced with the simple, stifling complacencies our ancestors faught to erase.

Raise your fist and fight. Raise your pens and write. The mind you save might be your own.

I am whole.
You are whole.
We are whole….. Yet alone!

02
Aug
10

Love & War

love is a battlefield: we draw conclusions, like weapons, and wage war against wayward hearts.




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