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The Busker

Postby marwood » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:21 pm

The undulating notes from a violin,
Float through the miserable drizzle,
Of this cold November day.

From deep in the shadows of a shop doorway
I watch this clandestine concert;
His dry-ice breath is ragged and broken,

The case at his feet is open, gaping
Like a hungry mouth hoping
To catch some crumb of comfort.

Beneath my feet discarded chewing gum
Peppers the pavement, like the
Constellations of dull stars.
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Re: The Busker

Postby Saturn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:51 pm

Excellent marwood, I can picture it now.
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Re: The Busker

Postby dks » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:32 pm

I love this one. What perfect symmetry of light and shade--the chewing gum (down on the pavement) and stars. The whole verse harbors delicious concreteness. Bravo, Marwood...
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Postby bulbus » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:25 pm

I love it peeg!! x
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Re: The Busker

Postby PaulW » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:21 am

marwood wrote:The undulating notes from a violin,
Float through the miserable, drizzle,
Of this cold November day.

From deep in the shadows of a shop doorway,
I watch this clandestine concert,
His dry-ice breath, ragged and broken,

The case at his feet is open, gaping
Like a hungry mouth, hoping
To catch some crumb of comfort.

Beneath my feet, discarded chewing gum,
Pepper the pavements, like the
Constellations of dull stars.


very good. i really like that. it reminded me very mich of a video i shot some years ago; one never
knows who a busker might be...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRKbEeTwok

worth reading some of the comments that go with it.

i had no idea who he was when i 'shot' him.
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