Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1966 -- 17 years old

p. 12:

"Imaginary Brother As Witness"
Pencil on newsprint
(1966; water damage in early 1980s)


Looking northeast this morning after the icy fog lifted on Rosa Parks Day:

"If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, 'There lived a great people—a black people—who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.'"
(Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955)


bev said...

It's a beautiful pencil drawing - and the aging paper and water damage actually seem to enhance it in an interesting and wonderful way.

robin andrea said...

I am struck by your perceptive poetry at 17.

am said...

Thank you, bev and robin andrea. I am grateful for your presence here as I present my book.

Anonymous said...

and beautiful quote, too.

just a quick fly by and hi, am.

cheers to you.

am said...

Thanks always for your presence, R.L. Hope that you are feeling better.