Archive for April, 2012

Poems Written in April 2012

April 30, 2012

Poems written in April 2012
Comments welcome.
[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1 [For more on ideas for a revolution in art see http://tinyurl.com/38a5txu ]

Modern art
you’ve lost your way.
I’d rather see
a comic book,
fashion drawings,
or children’s art,
an illustration,
or anything but
Modern art
you’ve lost your way!

2

The wave has edges but where do they go
when the wave unfurls, uncurls, and calms?

3 [Saluting the 30’s pulp crime fighters]

Doc Savage knows about The Shadow
as if it was his own.
And Cranston knows of the Man of Bronze
and his group of friends.

They cut up Gotham like a cake
into night and day.
Doc and his men took dawn to dusk
and the Shade kept the night at bay.

4 [Here’s an oldie from past years, to celebrate spring]

At first
one says,
“Look
a blossom!”

SAYINGS

If Atlas held up the Earth, who held up the Moon?

If you can add an edge to a Major 7th chord – which is so sweet sounding by itself – you get a deeper more bitter sweet sound that seems to me more profound.

On large cafe portions: This is enough to feed 5 healthy adults!

Test for bad art: Would the wall look better without it?

Sometimes when I’m finishing a portrait it seems like I’ve stopped adding paint, and am now putting on makeup.

————————-
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)
See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

http://www.Musea.us
ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on
ROCKETBOOM)
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Musea Art Contest 4/9/12

April 9, 2012

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This major known and celebrated American writer, said his favorite work was his biography of Joan of Arc. And that it took him 12 years of preparation and 2 years of writing to make. Name that author.

IS
Mark Twain! He said, “I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got none.”

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems you all were two fathoms under water on this one. I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” (‘08) or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘6-TH’(Feb ’12)( one of the 6 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

This week we have an architectural question: It took a big big brain to invent this…
Who invented the cat door? Good luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Poems Written in Late March

April 2, 2012

Poems written in late March 2012
Comments welcome.
[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [Biblio-attack!]

Books to the left of me!
Books to the right of me!
I’m being attacked
in the library!

2.. (Kid’s Poems for Spring]

Wake up! Wake up!
you sleepy plants,

Doff the winter night shirts.
Don your summer green shifts.
Don your budding gloves

Wake up! Wake up!
Spring is ringing it’s clock!

3.[ Architectural Surrealism]

stairs to nowhere
stairs to nowhere
why would he build
stairs to nowhere

step after step
up in the air
why would he build
stairs to nowhere

4. [Kid’s poem inspired by a line from The Secret Garden]

There’ll be no going out today.
The world is full of rain
and thunder roaring like a wolf.
There’ll be no going out today.

There’ll be no going out today.
Inside we’ll have to play.
The fire crackles and the candles flicker.
Let’s sip some soup with bread and butter
and gather round to play a game.
There’ll be no going out today.

There’ll be no going out today.
Even the sun’s gone away.
I’m tired and sleepy and ready for bed.
I’ll say my prayers and rest my head,
and perhaps tomorrow it’ll be clear again.
There’ll be no going out today.

5.

Look at that
pencil and pen.
How many drawings
are left in them?

SAYINGS

On the origin of life: Life was the best response to the environment, not the most unlikely, not a fluke.

Why does the media stress social issues when it talks about the poor but economic issues when it talks about the rich?

On Most Modern Art: Yes this is art – con art

The edge of science has very little light.

————————-
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)
See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)
http://www.Musea.us
MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com


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