Bold: An Ode to Jimi Hendrix

Bold : An Ode to Jimi Hendrix

Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s “If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso”


Vibrant beauty wildly fly wings grow growing

winged beauty, what shot you down? Sensory visions rhythmic

Sky flight flung fleeting and felt, he feels and is felt

his heart sings, sung, vibrantly strums, harmonic

beauty flying softly sing song. Eyebrows brush hair’s edge

waves of wild hair winged wild brows unruly ruling always he rules above all.

Eyes bold love he stares riffs of russet curls curling browed and

quiet eyes loving boldly he stares

riffing rioted rhythm riots ring riffed

clangclangclangclanged clung staring boldly.

His smile sings, sung as his ringed hand handles his smile

boldly sitting below grinning teeth sideways under mustache lip

thin, aligned with a ring darkened by shadows

shadowing his lip, curved to boldly stare and smile, sing, riff

from lemon chiffon to mustard mustering smiles by seasoned

paisley buttons and chin, staring down at grassy blazer chains chained

unchained love bold unchained he loves through song

singing breaking chains riffing unsung

curves of daisy satin sitting psychedelic  

sterling steals love lovely in fields of emerald satin sitting

songs unsung, he is a melody

playing, riffing onward into the sun’s blaze, blazing bold.


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