Thursday, February 21, 2013

MeetingTheBar: Killroy peeKING over the wALL (S.O.S)

banksy's caveman


Tssst
                               tssT
        Tsssst
Pshsssst
                   Pshsssst
                                tssst
Tsssssscht......ah 

another name symbol'd
emblazoned on walls, so so-
ciety will notice in its
waking, as if-----
       (wet paint
               drips down bricks
in reality
         just graced by the tips
of favored fingers

         a new braille
for those who can't----

READ MY LIPS)

the revolutIon has begun
         (AKA:
         i was here)

Over at dVerse Poets today, Anna has us scribbling on walls...and focusing on graffiti...gotta love some Banksy too...ha...actually I am a huge fan of street art, so this one is right up my alley. She'll open up at 3 pm EST...bring your spray paint.

and in 55 words, for g-man.

97 comments:

Mary said...

One

the walking man said...

Yes but most of us missed the beginning of the revolution as we wasted time arming them who would become our enemies due to long held societal beliefs about religion and culture.

Now that the revolution is underway words or paint on walls are the weapons of choice internally but they will never stand against an MI Abrams rolling down the street.

And it will never stop for a single human because it is a machine meant for tearing up pavement and anything that stands in its way. This revolution is televised 5 nights a week on American Idol.

Mary said...

Ah this beauty of street art. Everyone desires to find a way to leave a mark to let the world know "I was here" one way or another. Nice write here, Brian.

Steve E said...

And I was there--ALMOST "one"!

The true art of the world?
Nice thoughts, I wrote on the wall in Charlottesville!!!

And now here!

A Cuban In London said...

I'm a huge Banksy fan. My son bought me a T-shirt for Xmas with one of his graffities on it. Great poem. I loved the beginning! :-)

Greetings from London.

Dave King said...

As one fan to another, I think Banksy would be delighted.

Daniel said...

For some reason the picture you used today spoke to me. Love it. Oh, and you should feel free to fill up the wall with your paint, I will definitely enjoy looking at your art.

JANU said...

I have never been there...but, love the art, especially the one with good art and messages.

Pat Hatt said...

Paint your wall
And the whole hall
Plus with the noises you make
Whistling scribbles you can bake

ladyfi said...

I like street art too!

Nice writing.

kaykuala said...

Street art comprised artists with humor. The freedom to excel makes one to be more versatile. Nicely Brian!

Hank

Tara Miller said...

Thanks to you my love, I've gained an appreciation for street art and actually enjoy it as well....

Mark said...

I do feel that true, artistic, graffiti like Banksy can spread a Hell of a message.

Eddie Bluelights said...

He looks like I feel at the moment ROFL

Jenny said...

Street art [graffiti] can deliver quite a message, and at the same time be appreciated for its creativeness. I find that some of the "artist" are amazing, Nicely written Brian.....have a great weekend.

Valerie said...

Banksy's work is great. It's so good it gets stolen, wall and all ... wonder if you read about it?

Laurie Kolp said...

I always like your graffiti, Brian... we don't have a lot here, though. I sure did get a lot of pics b/t Long Island and NYC...

CiCi said...

Street art is so, well, artsy. Way cool.

For me, personally, I don't have a need to be remembered in this tiny world, I look forward to soaring beyond.

Gloria said...

aaah this is really special Brian!!

She Writes said...

I love those last 2 stanzas. I also like the way you played with the sound of the spray.

Yes, please laugh with me :). It is hilarious! Spent a few years laughing at friends' dating escapes, not they return the favor :).

Leovi said...

Really lovely poem about this interesting work of Banksy.

hedgewitch said...

Great pic to go with you verbal graffiti--emphasizes that maybe current-day graffiti are just the cave paintings of latter-day shamans.

Susan said...

Love the finger-walking in the still wet paint and the possibility of finger painting just as if our civilization was still an "infant terrible" and revolution could fix it.

Myrna R. said...

Nice, I like this. Wonder what archeologists will say 1,000 years from now about this art form. I think it's so creative. And maybe all artists just want to say 'look, I was here.'

Fred Rutherford said...

Nice, been a long time since I heard the old styx line. Love the those…read my lips..very cool

manicddaily said...

Very clever poem, and idea of graffiti as a Braille for those challenged in certain kinds of sight. I don't really know banksy but will check out. Very cool use o standard phrases here in your whole new way. K

Claudia said...

nice...i like the sound of spray-paint..it has something dangerously artistical..ha. and the mention of braille makes me wanna run my fingers over it to understand it even better.. graffiti is a cool sort of artwork...not hidden in galeries and museums but open, visible and unlike museum art --> touchable

Joanna Jenkins said...

Living in LA I've seen A LOT of street art... and come to appreciate most of it.
Nice job.
jj

Eva Gallant said...

I see beauty in street art; hopefully these artists will someday make a living with their talent!

Alice Audrey said...

I love graffiti/street art too. That's probably why I post pictures of the graffiti wall every so often.

Green Speck said...

Street arts reflect a lot to those who delve deep into its creativity !!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have only seen graffiti a few times, but I always marveled at the beauty of it. Artists are everywhere...

Anna Montgomery said...

A fan of Bansky myself. Love the political and artistic take, can't wait to open the pub doors (and read the bathroom graffiti that results :)).

ND Mitchell said...

Enjoyed the layout Brian. This way the lines work adds meaning. Your question from the other day was why write? and I think street artist have a lot of the same motives as writers :)

Sue said...

I like street art, but not on freeway overpasses or bridges.

;)

Grace said...

I like the sounds, breaks in so-ciety and message of "I was here" ~ I haven't noticed street art before but through your eyes, I have become more appreciative ~

Happy Thursday ~

nicolewian said...

So cool! Love how the format looks and just adds completely!

mrs mediocrity said...

Ha, love this, yes, the new braille...and I love the sense of here and now that is always in graffiti, the real art of a society in that particular moment.
you captured that well.

Brudberg said...

Aka I was here, made me laugh. This is great.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Street art, street entertainers, bring cities alive, add meaning to life.

Excellent write Brian and long live the revolution.

Anna :o]

Victoria said...

Fun prompt, fun response!

Betsy Brock said...

Is he serving? I'll take ketchup and hot sauce with those fries....

jane hewey said...

haaa great one, Brian. you went for sound and composition. nice work. Banksy LIVEs.

Delaina said...

I was here too.
I love this trough and trough... had me right from the beginning I could see the spray paint splattering the walls. Cheers!

pandamoniumcat said...

I too love street art, and love the Banksy painting. It usually says what we're all really afraid to say...and to also to let everyone know...we were there!

SueAnn Lommler said...

I lover street art...I have always wanted to do a store window display!! Would be so cool! As for writing and painting on walls...a dream for sure
Hugs
SueAnn

thecourseofourseasons.com said...

Always love your environmental sounds - the spray noise is wonderful - moving into the action - really like this! K

ayala said...

I love art and that include street art... Very nice, Brian.

John DeBellis said...

That art is fun and disturbing all at the same time.

Kathy B. said...

The texture of the art goes well with that of Braille, nicely done!

California Girl said...

Killroy, a blast from the (spray paint can) of the past.

Onomatopoeia

Hear my lips

kkkkaty said...

Ah..a really nice write with the Banksy art and great sound effects..only too short!

Gretchen Leary said...

Love the sound effects of spray paint. Love it brian

Mystic_Mom said...

Great one, again! Brother you rock.

Charleen said...

Oh! I love it! And I like how you use a Banksy.

Renee said...

Nice take on the topic tonight. I chose a bit of a different tack so now I've read two that aren't like mine...hmmm. Well, in any case it's good to be different.

Margaret said...

so so- ciety will know I'm here.

You have a way of making every voice speak and make it real! That's a gift.

Wolfsrosebud said...

read my lips... cool

Rastaman said...

I was arrested for wanting to be a Bansky!

TALON said...

Graffiti always captures my attention...and when I watch shows that show the old cave walls with etchings, I often wonder if they are just the first version and it's just a bunch of gansta cavemen tagging stuff :)

Sheila said...

a new braille - I like that part a lot.

Bodhirose said...

I like the graffiti that has some meaningful message or statement...not just tags by some gang or thug...Banksy fits in the category that I admire.

Hudson Howl said...

A bit of a performance happen'n with the words -with a little devilish grin to them even. This also reminds me of Keith Haring's 'falling man' tags he splashed on the sides of buildings in lower Manhattan in the early '80's.

G-Man said...

I love it when a street artist can't spell for shit. But they make up for it with Flair!
Once again Son Your afterthoughts are works of Art.
Loved your Spray Paint 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for your GREAT support as always, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.
I'm about 40 miles away from you right now...hehehehe

lucychili said...

great image and
now i am reading striped lips
and looking for walls

G-Man said...

Yes I am till Sunday Morning!

Susan Daniels said...

Love the hissing paint, Brian, and the poem rocks. Yes, you were here!

Zouxzoux said...

Banksy visited us after Katrina and left several wonderful pieces. We've also been fortunate to have Swoon visit, leaving beautiful work in the Bywater and a great exhibit at NOMA. I'm glad people are recognizing and celebrating some of the street art that for so long was considered trash. Your poem is very on point and it's obvious you're truly conversant on the subject and not just pretending. :)

Hilary said...

Everyone leaves their mark in one way or another.

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

"Tssst tssT Tsssst Pshsssst Pshsssst tssst Tsssssscht..."

Hi! Brian...
Thanks, for sharing the image Of...
banksy's caveman and your very descriptive poem as you created the sounds that a"tagger" use as you focused on [their] graffiti in your poem...

..."MeetingTheBar: Killroy peeKING over the wALL (S.O.S)"
deedee :)

Susie Clevenger said...

We all want to leave our mark on the word somewhere... (wet paint drips down bricks in reality just graced by the tips of favored fingers
a new braille for those who can't----
READ MY LIPS) I love that!! Great piece!

anthonynorth said...

Expression perfectly expressed.

Lorraine said...

you always astonish, and that pic oh my gosh ..... you do know it all lol

Polly said...

Cool Brian, ultra cool :)

aprille said...

I like the idea of Jack the Dripper braille.Clever take.

Abruvanamedsly said...

(wet paint drips down bricks in reality just graced by the tips of favored fingers

a new braille for those who can't----

READ MY LIPS)...


...word!

Dig those lines...Banksy is that guy...luv his work.

izzy said...

Pss-t, Hsss-t, -Brrisss-t
Indeed! translations are great! thanks for all the sounds- and suggestions!I got buried in pre-lingual stuff too,this week.

odyzz said...

Graffiti is superb..street art has its own charm..very interesting..

razzamadazzle said...

This is great!

Other Mary said...

'new braille for those who can't read my lips'
Brian, this is...adjectives fail, so I'll just go with that lame old 'wonderful'. But it really is!

Kim Nelson said...

What a great way to start the piece. You create a multi-sensory experience in two dimensions. Bravo, Brian!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/02/22/it-is-written-vehicles-of-the-word/

mywordwall said...

How will people ever communicate without those markings on the walls? :-)

What is it that makes people announce their presence to the world by doing graffiti?

Kelvin S.M. said...

... a new braille for those who can't----READ MY LIPS.... i like that..like the rather force or want to be heard & reached in this world dominated by unpleasant sounds... ha, i thought i left a comment here earlier but coudn't see it... maybe it wasn't saved when i posted...kind of a moody weather is currently brewing here...and hopefully it will not affect much my internet connection later when i tender poetics... ah, smiles...

vivinfrance said...

Brian was here - and how!

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! again, Brian...
I must admit that I'm not familiar with artist Banksy.["yet," with yet being the operative word...]
Now, with that being said, I thought Of your post after "stumbling" upon this article about artist Banksy's art-work:
Banksy mural: I'm being scapegoated, says Miami art dealer
Brian,I hope you and your readers, have a great week-end too!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Yes, making their mark. None more so than Banksy.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Have you seen "Exit through the Gift Shop," the documentary about Banksy?

Ms. Gibson said...

Dude, thank goodness you have blogging. I swear you would POP if you didn't have this outlet for your poetry.
(hugs)

Stephanie said...

Street art...some of the best undiscovered talent!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your words showed the fingers flying over the wall. I heard the hisssssss of the can; the colors were sharp and as lasting as messages that paint themselves in random minds.

Jen said...

I've lived in neighborhoods where the gang members kept score on the walls. Shudder...

RMP said...

I like the visual of the dripping paint. the Braille was definitely a nice touch.

adeeyoyo said...

Wow,what a gifted artist! I wonder, do we all want to be remembered by someone (or many). Remember the hearts carved on trees, then the carving on school desks...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Brian,
Sorry I'm so late. I really like "a new braille for those who can't read my lips" It reminds me of the urge to write our names on the bathroom walls. I was here. Back when we thought someone cared.

Syd said...

I saw a portrait of Che on a Havana street wall. Now that was a revolution. I wonder who the rebel leader will be for the new revolution.

Goofball said...

the sounds made me think of a leaking scuba tank

ha, graffitti is quite different

Rebecca S. said...

My son turned me on to Banksy. I hadn't seen the caveman. It's a good one.
My sister coordinated a whole project involving local graffiti artists painting a skate park...then she moved on to an incredible mural on the side of a building. Street art can make a city or town something out of the ordinary...which we sure need.