The Artist’s Dog

The Artist's Dog
The Artist’s Dog by David Michael Jackson

The Artist’s Dog
9″ x 12″
He never made a wall
or reached a height above the floor of a closet
A sketch that I stepped over
for 25 years and said a quiet hello to,
but showed no one
He is the hope of the modern artist
to be forever in the closet
and catching your eye
speaking to you
I am the artist,
I cannot speak
and cannot know for sure that
those tiny dog bones that the crows ate
which is my art
and my dog
ever really existed

…..david michael jackson……

Abstract Whales and Poems

Abstract Whale, oil on canvas, by David Michael Jackson

I have burnt the images into
the top of my basket
as I lie hidden among you
waiting for your shadow moment among
abstract whales and poems

we come and go among the crowds as if
not there and I wait with blood in my
heart among the shadows of a rainy day

The cars come and go
with strange alien creatures in them
and my car goes in circles looking for
an art show in the rain

At the show the people come and go
I am too clumsy for the show
and I sit at the window
waiting for the rain

and the comfort of meaning nothing again

art and words by…..david michael jackson….hiding on the internet since 1998

Sylvia Plath Poetry Readings

Sylvia Plath Poetry Readings
Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Wikipedia
From Sylvia Plath Bio

depressive Plath committed suicide in 1963, garnering accolades after her death for the novel The Bell Jar, and the poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel. In 1982, Plath became the first person to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.

Sylvia’s poems are troubled and the facts of her life are tragic. She is the symbol of the suffering artist who seems to struggle more with life, perhaps, than most. She, Van Gogh and Hemmingway make me wonder if great art is worth it or if these artists just seem to share the struggle more. Maybe it’s legend itself that does this. We seem to prefer the artist who seems caged and dragged through the streets of life. The legend sure helps us enjoy the art!

Wislawa Symborska Poetry Readings Videos Bio

Poetry Readings Videos Bio….. Wislawa Symborska
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Contemporary Poets Readings Videos Bio
Wislawa Szymborska Poems


Women Jazz Musicians Instrumentalists and Vocalists

Women Jazz musicians have made great contributions in the genre but have not received the recognition deserved. In fact, it has been very hard for ladies to break into jazz as instrumentalists. This page recognizes the pioneers of women jazz musicians who made it possible for young ladies to succeed in Jazz.
women jazz musicians

This Page is dedicated to:

Marian McPartland   Marian’s Facebook Page      Judy Chaikin       Films by Huey

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND

In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland

Our association with The Girls in the Band and the late Marian McPartland makes these pages special to us. These are video “searches” for our list of women Jazz musicians which we acquired from Wiki. Each of these pages searches You Tube for the musician and presents a gallery of videos for that musician. We understand the struggle for women in music and this effort is to recognize the ladies who have made a contribution of excellence in Jazz.