‘Endangered Species’ by Zoolon
I guess, one way or another all living things are an endangered species. If it’s not mankind interfering with the environment that’s wiping life out, it’s mankind having a pathetic pop at mankind. Some seem to get off on it. Here’s a few words regarding the latter from a piece I’ve called ‘Salutes from The Shed’;
Glaze over long words for small occasions
Self-proclaimed dwarf god of pen and ink
Innuendos, insults thrown from a cowardly safe distance
You’re not even worth the #missinglink
‘The Witchcraft of Shadows’ by Zoolon
That’s sorted ‘the bad and the sad’ stuff, now for ‘the beautiful’. These words are about an artist who committed suicide aged 22 in the winter of 1981. I owe thanks to another blogger who got me into this artist’s work and now I’m hooked. This is a much edited version from where I started. I’ll probably edit again and again as I’m turning it into a song reflecting, but not charting, her life.
Capturing unholy ghosts
Dark side of a mirror chasing dreams
Her face hid behind the curtain
Falling apart at the seams
“Am I in the picture?
Am I getting in or out of it?”
Francesca asked the strangest questions
She never could commit
Blurred images in a blurred life
Someway, somehow, somewhere
On the East Side on a winter’s day
She went walking in thin air
Such a tragic shame that she topped herself. Not everyone is beautiful as well as talented. She was one of the lucky ones in that regard. This girl had amazing photographic talent. The journals she kept are full of addictive random and surreal words. Class act. It’s a massive shame great artists across all genres seem to chase self-destruction. Here’s her self-portrait. Her name was Francesca Woodman. I’ll post her song very soon.
For now, maybe my song ‘Rebirth’ has found a home at last. Maybe it does her justice, even if it’s just a bit. I hope so.
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