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Are You Experienced? MAG

November 26, 2013
By liveloud70x7 SILVER, Private, California
liveloud70x7 SILVER, Private, California
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Favorite Quote:
“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.” --john green

"self-consciousness is the enemy of all creativity" --ray bradbury

"We suffer each other to have each other a while." -Li-Young Lee

Are you experienced? Have you ever
been experienced? I've never, Jimi.
Never made out gold like you sweat shiny,
Living 1960s hippie fever.
Headband scarf, velvet suit, friends,
mean drinker,
You: the god. Guitars on fire, freely
Spinning, smashing, behind-your-back,
Music: first love. Never had to chase her.
I think you are the lesson of the moth.
Burned up with beauty, Whitman's electric
Body, just short of 30 when you choked
So they covered your face with a
ground cloth.
Psychedelic stimulants played a trick.
At least we keep the sounds you have

The author's comments:
This is a Petrarchan sonnet paying homage to Jimi Hendrix.

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