Dan Ramirez Poems
- Let Me Tell You Something... There’s a smell To Clean…
- Ink (For Theresa Marie) As I crease each page with the ...
- Hammered Fate The anvil’s smith Dreams of clouds As he ...
- Dance With Me You approach me Trading light For light
- A Period Of Time...At Sea I lay the glass down And rest my ...
- Drummer (For Lance) Like the air that orchestrates chimes Or...
- Swimmer I face the wind; Currents of time that score my ...
ARTIST (painter) and MUSICIAN (bass) . I am a Prof. Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I taught studio arts and seminars on Contemporary art. I graduated from the University of Chicago where I recieved my MFA in 1977. I have exhibited nationally and internationally for over thirty years. My work has been published in numerous journals and books. I am an avid reader and an amateur poet. I played music professionally for fifteen years; primarily jazz. I am also a former steel hauler of fifteen years. I was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. more »
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I face the wind;
Currents of time that score my brow
With textured text;
Memories that run
Downstream toward falls that plunge headlong
Into inkwells of darkness.
But with stained hands,
And thoughts once fought, I break the surface
Of blackness to light.
Where each stroke I take
Reduces life’s liquid to a mist, as it changes
From text to thought.
And with my arms quiet,
Devoid of the motion that once pushed at rivers,
I bathe in the now still wind.