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Walking Painting

Updated on December 17, 2017

Jazz night - Rising Sun Arts Centre in the UK - Tim Hill's new quartet featuring Dominic Lash on bass, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Daisy Palmer.

Enjoying this great gig, my daughter turned to me and described Dominic Lash's fingers on the double bass as a walking painting in animation. That inspired me to write:

walking painting

on the bass

the picture changes

as in frames

animated fingers

sketching together

syncopated blur

across skeletal piano keyboard

coupling raging sax

and lady rhythm

music to my ears


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    • Russ Baleson profile image

      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Robin, much appreciated.

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      Robin 7 years ago

      Yes! You are good. This paints many pictures!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      and this poem is music to mine. thanks for sharing :D

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Your daughter inspired you to write another great poem! A walking painting. I've neverthought of that before.....