Sunday, April 12, 2009

Madgalene's Kali/Herron's Osiris/ 7 Coletti Paintings





Kali
by David Madgalene published by Round Barn Press April 2009 (cover art Ed Coletti's Streetcar)


























Mattie Sue

(from Kali)

Say I never knew a gal like you Mattie Sue.
Say you sure knew how to do the do.
No, I never loved a gal like I love you,
but, Mattie darling, no, you couldn't do right.
You had to go and pull out your knife.
Didn't have no money for the funeral home,
so me and my brother, yeah, we did the job.
We took you on down to the burying ground.
We dug us a hole and we laid you down.
Then we threw the mud all in your pretty face,
but not before I got me one last kiss…
Couldn't find no preacher say a prayer for you,
so I got me a Bible did the best I could.
Say “Jesus, sir, Mattie Sue didn't please you,
but I got something I want you to do.
Hear me, sir Jesus, Lord, hear me well—
If you can't take Mattie Sue in Heaven,
Send me straight to Hell.”
Then I went home and I got my shotgun.
I went and shot the white trash that shot you.
Say I shot his mama, shot his daddy too.
Aint no white trash mess with my Mattie Sue.
Say the posse gonna string me up tonight,
but, Mattie baby, I don't care to fight.
Sheriff leave me hanging but that's all right—
cause my brother he know what to do.

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Elizabeth C. Herron's If Osiris









If Osiris

As if he had been dismembered
and reassembled by a team
of drunken surgeons, his skin ridged
with red welted scars reminded me
that once a god lived and died each year

in the round of earth’s growing cycle,
his severed limbs -- his feet and hands
and head and guts, his fingers and knees
thrown to the fields that the soil might be fertile.
You could take my heart and cut it into giblets

if you could make something of it,
if you could cast the twisted pieces of your own
with all that is salt and sunder between us,
if you could gather our dismembered lives
and make as good a harvest as the earth we eat.

elizabeth c herron

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8 Ed Coletti Paintings

I've decided to post these here because No Money In Poetry is not updated as frequently as the P3, and therefore constitutes a less changeable place to send folks who want to view my paintings.




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"Quetzalcoatl," "Rare Bird," "Firebird," "Rose Window XII," "Paddle," "White Spaces" and "Nafisa"

































6 comments:

Tom J. Mariani said...

I am looking forward to watching and listening to David and Judy perform at Cafe Arrivederci in San Rafael Monday the 13th at 6PM. Margo and I will be "cutting" out a little early of our SRJC class producing the annual art and literary journal, "First Leaves 2009." It is in its 68th year. Its book release party will be Monday May 18th 4-6 PM in the Fourth Floor Reading Room of the Doyle Library. Come listen to contributors read, buy a book to support the publication, and have some free refreshments.

Elizabeth Herron said...

Thanks, Ed. I like your paintings -- lots of life in them. And I'm happy
to have my poem in their company.

Cheers,
elizabeth

Mary Smith said...

Nefisa is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ----Mary

Bayside201@aol.com said...

Ed,

Great paintings !!!

Few know they're from the path from 257th, Bell Blvd., Jackson Ave., & 37th & "O".

Look forward to the next one(s).

Best, Phil

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