A show in Leicester Square -What fun! So much fun I just made one drawing.
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The warrior challenges his friend:
sticks for swords, young bodies swoop and lunge.
Play boots stomp on a pink Oriental rug.
Boys in workout gear,
black beards hooked over their ears
posture, eyebrows furrowed.
Teenaged girls are frivolous females,
fingers pointing, eyes dancing, white sheets
Buoyant and tumbling, the loyal monkey
arranges himself on a lacquered stool,
his face clown white.
Fierce eyes, quick gestures,
gongs, drums and clappers
of hardwood and bamboo;
two men somersault,
a fight in the night.
Small as the stage is,
a few steps bring you far
This is one of my favorite photographs. I was admiring this guy’s tattoo and asked him what it said. I was so glad I asked. We shared some stories and I learned about tattoos and this song. Van Morrison recorded “Listen to the Lion” in San Francisco. The Irish Gaelic translation of Listen to the Lion is tattooed on his arm.