|Portrait of the Artist|
I am much like the butterfly I love. Going through a metamorphosis in my life. Letting imagination guide me.
|© Susie Clevenger: Mike Zito|
by Susie Clevenger
Guitar man play your blue chords for me.
I want to hear the story the road has put in your soul,
smoky bar melodies belted out in gravel.
Calloused fingertips glide as smooth as silk along guitar strings
making them speak a language that calls for feet to move
and bodies to sway in joined adulation of the rhythm.
Eyes close as body and soul merge with the music
playing chords fine tuned with life lived in highway stripes,
a midnight musician performing to the accompaniment of clinking glass.
Places you’ve been, people you’ve met, show up in your songs,
penned verses first written in roadside diners on napkin lyric sheets
a collection of tunes born from a heart in love with the blues.
Too soon it is time to pack up your guitar and head for the next city.
Goodbye guitar man, I will be here waiting to say hello once again
and to listen to the blues as only you can play it.
Susie has selected these photos for our poetic inspiration, each one is copyrighted to her, so please remember to acknowledge the name of the artist on your blog if you display one there. You may not select another image from Susie's photography blog, without her express permission.
Pictures are stories waiting for words. I find much of my poetry is inspired by images. Each one has a voice and I take up my pen to translate it into verse.
Photography is a passion for me. There is so much in life to capture with a camera lens. It has made me much more observant of the world around me.
Nature is one of my favorite things to photograph, but lately I have become fascinated with architecture.
|Lighthouse at Punto Sur|
I am hearing poetry when awake
Dreaming poetry when asleep
Breathing poetry with each breath
I am living in a poem
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