Sunday, January 19, 2014

instrumental wash up

Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau 
I will not play for a few trinkets
you may pull your cap and turn your back
I will not curl my toes
and bend backwards for a few coins

I carry that umbrella to lift up my spirits
yet my instrument nests under it
how can I neglect the fact that
I can still conjure up a few tricks

"that deep sigh-
what does it convey?
some arrested thoughts in the midst of nothing"

25 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This poem perfectly interprets the charming photo........loved it.

Laurie Kolp said...

Great combination of the prompts here!

C.C. said...

The description in this is so poetic.

Linda Jacobs said...

Love how you interpreted the photo!

Karen S. said...

Then I shall offer so much more than a mere trinket, just to hear you play!

oldegg said...

Paris is beautiful even on a rainy day. I like to think the deep sigh expels all the negative thoughts, having done so the sun will surely shine again. Thought provoking interpretation in your piece.

brenda w said...

The last line feels existential. I love it.

Kathe W. said...

charming and fun! Have a happy day!

Michael said...

its curious to me how we somehow just KNOW its paris. why must this photo be of paris?

Sumana Roy said...

the picture and the poem complement each other..love the
description.. :)

Pealogic said...

Great interpretation of the picture or vice versa, chicken or egg?

Helen said...

... very nice.

humbird said...

I love using the umbrella for uplifting the soul!

Tess Kincaid said...

We are all buskers in some way or another...

grapeling said...

fits the image well ~

scotthastiepoet said...

Lovely work here - Guatami - especially liked:

"how can I neglect the fact that
I can still conjure up a few tricks..."

With Best wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

Sue said...

Love the mood you captured here. Well done.

=)

Susie Clevenger said...

Great opening...you certainly found the right voice for the image

Sabra Bowers said...

I like the attitude in this poem.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a tormented spirit as often artists are. Beautifully captured.

Helena said...

Sweet as! I'd love to be a musical conjurer!

Marina Sofia said...

Unbowed and unrepetent, aware of the magic of the music... lovely interpretation of the picture!

Abruvanamedsly said...

Your words definitely brought that image to life.

Katherine said...

Love the life in your words, very befitting of this Magpie prompt!

ayala said...

A delight!