Monday, April 30, 2012

“Music is religion for me.”

                     ---Jimi Hendrix

Jimi used to say that, instead of notes and the like, he saw music in feeling and in colors. He was experiencing a spirituality through his art. And anyone who has ever watched him play would most likely agree. A rare genius he was, so much wisdom in so few years of life. He, like many others from his time, is imprinted on my soul. They come alive when I listen to the music.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Thinker

I am the thinker
some loathe my existence
some merely try to ignore it.

I say things that others
are afraid to dream of.

I am let loose on this world.
the havoc of thought I leave
in my wake lies scattered
in letters, words, and phrases
days in dazes in misplaced spaces.

(C) 2012 James Eric Watkins
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