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Jimi Hendrix
by Anwar Al-Ghassani
Friday, August 15, 2008
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Jimi Hendrix

(James Marshall Hendrix 1942- 1970)

His music is suspicious knowledge,
smashed at our ears
to maintain us alive till next morning;
sunken vessels, separated, each in a region.

Dreams to pay for,
no celebrations,
ancestral pain, offered
as equilibrium

on roads where we inquire:
Did they already eat?

And they, only on casual encounters, ask: 
O, why the separation?

For no purpose or reason; 
our lives wouldn’t be spared
if we kept silent.

Roads don’t bring the child home;
they overlap and change
as they extend to where values
we cherish and die for
are equalized:

Only the eye,
is image trap and scream
that displays
a hazy white landscape.

Anwar Al-Ghassani
San José, September 30, 2000 / August 15, 2008

 

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Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 7/14/2012
Absolutely beautiful and absolutely true.
Reviewed by jude forese 8/21/2008
interesting take on Hendrix ...

some nicely developed images ...



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