Wednesday, October 14, 2020

THE SMELL OF POETRY

I've mentioned that Artica is nothing if not eclectic and free-wheeling. This man, who declined to give me his full name, had an ancient Underwood portable typewriter, one with a distinctive aroma to him. He claimed it was a century old, and it just might have been. He had small sheets of brightly colored paper, and would write you a little poem on request. He did one for my granddaughter, Ellie, which read:

we await, wondering

what is he writing?

anything can be.

the dance beat, bassy

speakers and sound system

recorded musicians uplift

and agitate the atmosphere

4 comments:

Pat said...

Great shot of whoever he is! I always thought it would be fun to do something like this for a while...

William Kendall said...

It does look old.

Denton said...

funny

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha.