Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Rose

girl in graffiti, Manhattan


lily has a rose
(i have none)
"don't cry dear violet
you may take mine"

"o how how how
could i ever wear it now
when the boy who gave it to
you is the tallest of the boys"

"he'll give me another
if i let him kiss me twice
but my lover has a brother
who is good and kind to all"

"o no no no
let the roses come and go
for kindness and goodness do
not make a fellow tall"

lily has a rose
no rose i've
and losing's less than winning(but
love is more than love)


[all apologies to e.e. cummings - lily has a rose ]

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8 comments:

Juha Ylitalo said...

Its shame that people are drawing their tags, etc. over the original painting.

Hopeful Spirit said...

So beautiful. But I agree with Juha: It is a shame that the painting has been defaced.

Happy Blog Your Blessings Sunday!

Blair Cartwright said...

really like your photos'

Paulie said...

Interesting! Have always liked the poetry of ee cummings also.

Blue Panther said...

Great picture! Great poem!

wishing you a great week ahead!

AVCR8TEUR said...

That is a lovely artwork. Thanks for capturing it and sharing.

Craig said...

I love street art - especially this style. If you've got some more shots of NY stencils they'd be great to see.

Manictastic said...

Urban art can be so beautiful. Too bad for the tags on it. Some should learn to respect the artists more.