TSM 193 — Annointed


“James Dean playing the bongos, NYC, 1955. Photographed by Dennis Stock ”

Celluloid flutters far away
grooves deepen on this sunny day
No ivory tickles needed
When steady muse heartbeat heeded
Smoke curls, blue, lazy, upward rise
Windless rapture behind closed eyes
Bongo trio passes the joint
Lubricated, our smiles annoint

Carrie is today’s host for The Sunday Muse.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Beverly Crawford says:

    When I worked, my route took me near the town where he waas born. Strange, isn’t it, how his memory lingers. Beautiful write.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      How very neat to get close to where he was born. Yes, he had a very strong presence in this world. Thank you, Beverly.

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  2. “Windless rapture behind closed eyes”, this line takes me places. Nice piece

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Regina, thank you and glad you connected with the it 🙂

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love the rhyme and the peaceful vibe these lines hold. The video of it taking place is a wonderful addition too! Love this Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for the wonderful comment, Carrie.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Drumming connects us to something very ancient and deep. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      mother gaia’s heartbeat

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  5. Sadje says:

    Lovely poem Li. Expresses the feelings so well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. Truedessa says:

    grooves deepen – a sharp write – thanks for the video

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed the write and the video 🙂

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  7. I had no idea James Dean had ever played a bongo. Then again, I don’t know much about him, though I’ve watched all three of his big movies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I didn’t either, until I saw that image and heard him on the youtube video. You know I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of his movies!

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      1. Wow, I can’t believe such movies exist (that I have watched but you haven’t)!

        The caveat with the James Dean movies in my case is that I watched them during my teenage years back in Germany, not exactly yesterday! 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          LOL I have seen a million pics of him and often get him and Marlon Brando mixed up.

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Love the line Smoke curls, blue, lazy, upward rise… but it’s James Dean playing bongos…whats not to love?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Max!

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    2. Marian Green says:

      I like that line too Max.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you 🙂

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  9. Rob Kistner says:

    Great images and audio of JD playin!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like 🙂

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  10. wyndolynne says:

    I can hear this! Love the way this gives the scene life.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, thank you! Question: do you have a blog? I appreciate you continuing to read and comment on my poetry and would like to read your work also 🙂

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  11. Helen Dehner says:

    OMG. Flute and bongos. What it’s all about. I could not stop moving as I listened to the music. You are right, piano unnecessary. LOVE this Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you like it, and I love your writing about your vaca in Cuba!

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  12. Jim says:

    You sharpened a piece of my memories of James Dean. I had a car like his, mine was a 1950 Mercury, his was a 1949. He was just a couple of years older than me but I liked him and his movies a lot. I have one recorded to watch now from Turner.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim that is a little too close for comfort with James Dean. My guess is you were greatly affected by his passing 😦

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  13. Love your beginning of this excellent poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, thank you! 🙂

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  14. Gillena Cox says:

    The fusion of sound smoke and passion created a heady scene.

    Happy New Year

    Much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Gillena! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Dale says:

    What great images your poem conveys. Beautifully done…and how fun, too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dale, I’m glad you could see I had fun writing this one. Thank you!

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      1. Dale says:

        My pleasure!

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  16. Marian Green says:

    Lovely poem, emotive, evocative. Well done

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marian, glad you like the poem.

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  17. “No ivory tickles needed”, that’s a nice detail, you noticed the forgotten piano. this has a very nice fkow, fun to read outloud, well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed the fkow/flow 🙂

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