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Poem: "Mysterious and Impermanent" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Mysterious and Impermanent"
This is the freebie for today's fishbowl. It came out of the August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl inspired by . It also fills the "art" square in my 7-31-17 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Walking the Beat.

Mysterious and Impermanent

The streetscape of Jamaica Plain
was colorful and constantly changing.

What Dale and Kelly loved the most
about it was the street art.

Dale's favorite was the mural
of flowers along the side of
Botanica San Miguel.

Kelly preferred the chaos
of Graffiti House, where
featured a different image.

Sometimes they felt
saddened and confused
to discover a favorite mural gone,

* * *


"I felt saddened and confused to discover my favorite mural gone, but also hopeful that another one may be in the works. Street art is mysterious and impermanent like that. It can appear or disappear overnight. Murals like these are at risk of desecration, transformation, erasure. Someone's gonna piss on it, draw a mustache on it, tag it. The weather's going to make it fade. That's part of the beauty, I think. Murals have value without being precious."
-- Emily Raboteau

See the mural of flowers at the Botanica San Miguel.

This is the Graffiti House in Jamaica Plain.

[To be continued ...]

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wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: January 3rd, 2018 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I tweeted!

And I'm enjoying the topic.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 3rd, 2018 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I tweeted!

thnidu From: thnidu Date: February 2nd, 2018 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, yes!!
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