Strummer

Best Jazz Guitar Albums: 75 Essential Listens | uDiscover

i’ll strum it out
for you,

if mind stays open
to my out of
tune,

deaf moon don’t
mind but if
you do..

i’ll thumb a bit
softer to
ease
the

onslaught on your
pin drop,

not too proud
to please,

flawless to
a fault,

the heart only
your shot
stops..

line after line to
cross your
fears,

each note, for
naught.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygo

image – https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-greatest-jazz-guitar-albums

2020-12-21 – Long Gone Gulls

circling
gulls,

oily sheets churning
sleeping beasts
beneath,

while breath
of winter

dusts my teeth
with relief,

those boisterous
birds become
dots..

free of shore’s
sharp cliff
staring,

and with their brisk
departure the
cold snaps

me back into my
brittle bones
for just..

long enough
to get my
bearings.

Relaxing Watercolor Painting - Beach with Seagulls - YouTube

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygo

image at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8cWAM8t-bEw

2020-12-15 – Through Wires

A Telephone Pole At Sunset Photograph by Pete Ryan

helping someone help
me when i don’t
need the
bother..

grounding the storm so
it won’t knock
out..

row of swaying
poles,

nor the signal
tower,

my lifeline leads
out to sea..

but i’ll still reach you
if only through
the wires.

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Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygo

image by Pete Ryan at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-telephone-pole-at-sunset-pete-ryan.html

gif at – https://giphy.com/explore/cup-phone

2020-12-12 – Incomplete Image

Surreal Blurred Portraits Between Painting and Photography – Fubiz Media

i picture you with
no backdrop,

the absence i can’t
wrap my

dreams around,

are you resting deep
in silk nest with
all guards
down?

or rubbing your
arms together
to make
heat..

as lone menu
at table
in..

a moldy old
town?

i think you’re right
where you
wish to
be..

hard to pin
down.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

*inspired by photo above.

image is one of a series from Eliana Marinari at – http://www.fubiz.net/en/2019/04/22/surreal-blurred-portraits-between-painting-and-photography-2/

2020-12-10 – Pond Like a Puddle

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mama duck’s a
wise old
owl,

she knows her
way around

this muddy
puddle,

and it’s a pity that
dear duckling
won’t ever
see his
own

waddle,

seems daylight’s
about to
quit,

and daddy duck’s
the fool who
wasted..

all those fun splashes
in pond like
a puddle.

while alone in his
tear shaped
bubble.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

image at – http://fowlersclassnews.weebly.com/

2020-12-10 – Heavy Lunch

an inch of ice between
the sea and
my feet,

surface so slight
its veins
are..

spreading through
misty frost
into

nowhere but
down to

plunge,

but i can’t swim yet,
it’s been less
than..

an hour since
our heavy
lunch.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

*poem loosely inspired by the Frightened Rabbit song “Floating in the Fourth”. Lead singer, Scott Hutchinson committed suicide in 2018 after a very candid history of depression. The cover above was part of a tribute album dedicated to the memory of Scott and his vulnerable and wry musical voice. It’s not all honey and rainbows, so i won’t pretend it’s so.

image at – https://www.deviantart.com/x-ample/art/Walking-On-Thin-Ice-15883318

2020-12-06 – Game On..

bored of the solitary
chess match,

missing the challenge
posed by skilled
playmate

while poking at
logs in..

the fire-pit hoping
one will catch
to flicker,

but my stoke proves
no match for
these..

gripping gusts
of winter,

i’d love to play
our game
again,

i just want to
lose to you
again.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

image at – https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g4045240-d1036342-i273843935-Pedder_Wilderness_Lodge-Strathgordon_Tasmania.html

2020-12-04 – The Crack of Dawn

when each day
begins at
night,

it makes for prolonged
and welcome
stretches
of calm

before the
waking world

joins in, before
all freshly
risen

litter the
room

once still
with silence,

my heart caged by
self-reliance,

when each day
begins at
night,

i wince at each
splash of
light,

and at each smile
whiter than
mine.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

..and that crack of dusk is wake up call for a few of us.

painting by Benjamin Roberts at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/308426274466235721/