Tag Archives: charlie chaplin

Fools-Day

In honor of April Fool’s, and to all the world’s wise fool mystics, beautiful innocents, and cliff-diving dreamers: To marvel dumbly, and trespass, with a sense of the infinite backlighting a wink– this, the way of the Fool, or sacred … Continue reading

Posted in Artwork, Cinema, photography, Poetry, Prose, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Humanity

She came to know him through the brushwork of fingers– Light, the common touch.   (Image of Charlie Chaplin meeting Helen Keller)  

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Cheers for Charlie

Happy birthday (April 16th), Charles Spencer Chaplin! Slapstick’s trinity, a monotheistic gag– Salvation’s last laugh.   The Great Dictator? Charlie, in jest, plants his foot– no ass too big.   Winter, starving clown, no disciples to be found– this, the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Granny and Chaplin

  (Today is my grandmother May’s birthday, May-Day in my heart. Tomorrow is Sir Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, Fool’s-Play-Day in my heart. And so, in honor of these two wonderful and loving spirits) In times of hardship and heartache my grandmother … Continue reading

Posted in Prose, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Chaplin, Keaton

Men, who took the fall, to keep the world in stitches– Clowning achievement.   (Film still from Limelight, the only film in which Chaplin and Keaton appeared together).    

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Helen Met Charlie

Clown’s soft, open face, Braille for tender reception– found in translation.

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tub

A dream-life, deferred, porcelain tub, no razors– still waters run deep.

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tatters

Tatters in half-light, the poor heart’s lonely hunting– shreds of pure love, sown.  

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flower

As the tension mounts, hope, in a single flower– loves me, loves me not?

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Modern Times

The Great Dictator? Charlie, in jest, plants his foot– no ass too big.

Posted in Artwork, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment