Sunday, May 26, 2019

Maxwell Bodenheim and the Vagabond Grown Old

But now I walk on, alone...

The dust of many roads has been my grey wine.
Surprised beech-trees have bowed
With me, to the plodding morning
Humming tunes frail as webs of dead perfume,

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Our Own Shadow by Carolynn Unknown

photo © Mark Butkus 2009
Nuestra sombra.

I'm getting out from my own shadow.
Own shadow, own shadow.

Pushing and breaking from my own shadow.
Own shadow, own shadow.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Union Prayer of Woody Guthrie

— photo © Mark Butkus 2019
Old Mutualista Union Hall in Guadalajara, Mexico.

I hear that prayer and praying
Will change this world around
I fold my hands I bow my head
I kneel down on the ground